Fedora 11 : spamass-milter-0.3.1-18.fc11 (2010-5176)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update includes a fix for a problem where if the milter is
running using the '-x' option to expand aliases before passing inbound
mail through SpamAssassin, a malicious client using a
carefully-crafted SMTP session could execute arbitrary code on the
mail server. The fix avoids the use of a shell in the alias expansion
and hence there is no longer a problem with having to sanitize input
from the client. This problem has been assigned CVE-2010-1132, which
is tracked upstream at https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?29136 The
update also contains improved Received-header-generation for message
submission and a fix for a problem where the milter would erroneously
log warnings about the mail server's configuration when the first
message from a non-authenticated client passed through. As part of the
fix for this issue, the required milter macro configuration for the
mail server has changed slightly: see the README file included in the
package for details.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=572117
http://www.nessus.org/u?5c90f580
https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?29136

Solution :

Update the affected spamass-milter package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47381 (fedora_2010-5176.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1132

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