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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-09
(SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code)
When spamd is run with both the '--vpopmail' (-v) and
'--paranoid' (-P) options, it is vulnerable to an unspecified issue.
With certain configuration options, a local or even remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running spamd, which is root by default, by sending a crafted message
to the spamd daemon. Furthermore, the attack can be remotely
performed if the '--allowed-ips' (-A) option is present and specifies
non-local adresses. Note that Gentoo Linux is not vulnerable in the
Don't use both the '--paranoid' (-P) and the '--vpopmail' (-v)
See also :
All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21702 (gentoo_GLSA-200606-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-2447