Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : spamassassin vulnerabilities (USN-3811-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118797

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled certain unclosed tags in emails. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-15705)

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled the PDFInfo plugin. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-11780)

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled meta rule syntax. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-11781).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected spamassassin package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3811-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118797

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3811-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/07

Modified: 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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:spamassassin, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Reference Information

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

USN: 3811-1