GLSA-200703-02 : SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 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-200703-02
(SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service)

SpamAssassin does not correctly handle very long URIs when scanning
emails.

Impact :

An attacker could cause SpamAssassin to consume large amounts of CPU
and memory resources by sending one or more emails containing very long
URIs.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-02.xml

Solution :

All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version.
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.8'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24750 (gentoo_GLSA-200703-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0451