Amazon Linux 2 : spamassassin (ALAS-2018-1103)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118834


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


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)

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)


Run 'yum update spamassassin' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118834

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1103.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/09

Updated: 2018/12/10

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:amazon:linux:spamassassin, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spamassassin-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/08

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2018-1103