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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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 :
Update the affected spamassassin package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25316 ()
Bugtraq ID: 22584
CVE ID: CVE-2007-0451
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