Oracle Linux 7 : spamassassin (ELSA-2018-2916)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118076


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:2916 :

An update for spamassassin is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* spamassassin: Certain unclosed tags in crafted emails allow for scan timeouts and result in denial of service (CVE-2017-15705)

* spamassassin: Local user code injection in the meta rule syntax (CVE-2018-11781)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.


Update the affected spamassassin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118076

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-2916.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/12

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spamassassin, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15705, CVE-2018-11781

RHSA: 2018:2916