CentOS 7 : spamassassin (CESA-2018:2916)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118117
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The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


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: High

ID: 118117

File Name: centos_RHSA-2018-2916.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/16/2018

Updated: 2/7/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-15705


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

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:centos:centos:spamassassin, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/5/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/17/2018

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2018:2916