GLSA-201812-07 : SpamAssassin: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 119703


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201812-07 (SpamAssassin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in SpamAssassin. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code, escalate privileges, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.4.2-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119703

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201812-07.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/12/17

Updated: 2020/03/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:spamassassin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1238, CVE-2017-15705, CVE-2018-11780, CVE-2018-11781

GLSA: 201812-07