RHEL 7 : spamassassin (RHSA-2018:2916)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118077


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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 and / or spamassassin-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118077

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-2916.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/12

Updated: 2019/10/24

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:spamassassin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spamassassin-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/17

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2018:2916