FreeBSD : p5-Mail-SpamAssassin -- long message header denial of service (7f3fdef7-51d2-11da-8e93-0010dc4afb40)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Secunia Advisory reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in SpamAssassin, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to the use of an inefficient regular
expression in '/SpamAssassin/Message.pm' to parse email headers. This
can cause perl to crash when it runs out of stack space and can be
exploited via a malicious email that contains a large number of
recipients.

See also :

http://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=4570
http://www.nessus.org/u?edff92ce

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21457 (freebsd_pkg_7f3fdef751d211da8e930010dc4afb40.nasl)

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