GLSA-200606-09 : SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 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-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.

Impact :

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
default configuration.

Workaround :

Don't use both the '--paranoid' (-P) and the '--vpopmail' (-v)
options.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-09.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21702 (gentoo_GLSA-200606-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2447