GLSA-200506-17 : SpamAssassin 3, Vipul's Razor: Denial of Service vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-17
(SpamAssassin 3, Vipul's Razor: Denial of Service vulnerability)

SpamAssassin and Vipul's Razor contain a Denial of Service
vulnerability when handling special misformatted long message headers.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted message an attacker could cause a Denial
of Service attack against the SpamAssassin/Vipul's Razor server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?19eed3bf
http://www.nessus.org/u?883b0199
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200506-17.xml

Solution :

All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.0.4'
All Vipul's Razor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-filter/razor-2.74'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18538 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1266
CVE-2005-2024