Amazon Linux AMI : spamassassin (ALAS-2018-1091)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118211


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the way a local user on the SpamAssassin server could inject code in the meta rule syntax. This could cause the arbitrary code execution on the server when these rules are being processed.(CVE-2018-11781)

A potential Remote Code Execution bug exists with the PDFInfo plugin in Apache SpamAssassin before 3.4.2.(CVE-2018-11780)

A flaw was found in the way SpamAssassin processes HTML email containing unclosed HTML tags. A carefully crafted mail message could cause SpamAssassin to consume significant resources. If a large number of these messages are sent, a denial of service could occur potentially delaying or preventing the delivery of email.(CVE-2017-15705)


Run 'yum update spamassassin' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118211

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1091.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/19

Updated: 2018/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:amazon:linux:spamassassin, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spamassassin-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/18

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2018-1091