FreeBSD : SpamAssassin -- denial-of-service in tokenize_headers (0d3a5148-f512-11d8-9837-000c41e2cdad)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

According to the SpamAssassin 2.64 release announcement :

Security fix prevents a denial of service attack open to certain
malformed messages; this DoS affects all SpamAssassin 2.5x and 2.6x
versions to date.

The issue appears to be triggered by overly long message headers.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=spamassassin-announce&m=109168121628767
http://search.cpan.org/src/JMASON/Mail-SpamAssassin-2.64/Changes
http://www.nessus.org/u?3fe5c95a

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14345 (freebsd_p5_Mail_SpamAssassin_264.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 10957

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0796

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