Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : spamassassin (ELSA-2007-0492)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0492 :

Updated spamassassin packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

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

Martin Krafft discovered a symlink issue in SpamAssassin that affects
certain non-default configurations. A local user could use this flaw
to create or overwrite files writable by the spamd process
(CVE-2007-2873).

Users of SpamAssassin should upgrade to these updated packages which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Note: This issue did not affect the version of SpamAssassin shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000221.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000174.html

Solution :

Update the affected spamassassin package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67521 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2873