RHEL 5 : spamassassin (RHSA-2007:0075)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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 5.

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.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-0451.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0075.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: 25316 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0451