FreeBSD : spamassassin -- multiple vulnerabilities (613193a0-c1b4-11e8-ae2d-54e1ad3d6335)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 117721


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


the Apache Spamassassin project reports :

In Apache SpamAssassin, using HTML::Parser, we setup an object and hook into the begin and end tag event handlers In both cases, the 'open' event is immediately followed by a 'close' event - even if the tag *does not* close in the HTML being parsed.

Because of this, we are missing the 'text' event to deal with the object normally. This can cause carefully crafted emails that might take more scan time than expected leading to a Denial of Service.

Fix a reliance on '.' in @INC in one configuration script. Whether this can be exploited in any way is uncertain.

Fix a potential Remote Code Execution bug with the PDFInfo plugin.
Thanks to cPanel Security Team for their report of this issue.

Fourth, this release fixes a local user code injection in the meta rule syntax. Thanks again to cPanel Security Team for their report of this issue.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117721

File Name: freebsd_pkg_613193a0c1b411e8ae2d54e1ad3d6335.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 9/27/2018

Updated: 2/6/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:spamassassin, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1238, CVE-2017-15705, CVE-2018-11780, CVE-2018-11781