RHEL 4 : spamassassin (RHSA-2007:0074)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated spamassassin packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

SpamAssassin provides a way to reduce unsolicited commercial email
(spam) from incoming email.

A flaw was found in the way SpamAssassin processes HTML email
containing URIs. A carefully crafted mail message could cause
SpamAssassin to consume significant resources. If a number of these
messages are sent, this could lead to a denial of service, potentially
delaying or preventing the delivery of email. (CVE-2007-0451)

Users of SpamAssassin should upgrade to these updated packages which
contain version 3.1.8 which is not vulnerable to these issues.

This is an upgrade from SpamAssassin version 3.0.6 to 3.1.8, which
contains many bug fixes and spam detection enhancements. Further
details are available in the SpamAssassin 3.1 changelog and upgrade
guide.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-0451.html
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/spamassassin/branches/3.1/UPGRADE
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/spamassassin/branches/3.1/Changes
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0074.html

Solution :

Update the affected spamassassin package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24696 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0451