SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : amavisd-new (SUSE-SU-2019:0505-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 122478


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This update for amavisd-new fixes the following issues :

wmavisd-new was updated to version 2.11.1 (bsc#1123389) :

removed a trailing dot element from @INC, as a workaround for a perl vulnerability CVE-2016-1238 (bsc#987887)

amavis-services: bumping up syslog level from LOG_NOTICE to LOG_ERR for a message 'PID <pid> went away', and removed redundant newlines from some log messages </pid>

safe_decode() and safe_decode_utf8(): avoid warning messages 'Use of uninitialized value in subroutine entry' in Encode::MIME::Header when the $check argument is undefined

@sa_userconf_maps has been extended to allow loading of per-recipient (or per-policy bank, or global) SpamAssassin configuration set from LDAP. For consistency with SQL a @sa_userconf_maps entry prefixed with 'ldap:' will load SpamAssassin configuration set using the load_scoreonly_ldap() method; a patch by Atanas Karashenski

add some Sanesecurity.Foxhole false positives to the default list @virus_name_to_spam_score_maps

updated some comments

Update amavis-milter to version 2.6.1: Fixed bug when creating amavisd-new policy bank names

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2019-505=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122478

File Name: suse_SU-2019-0505-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/02/27

Updated: 2020/02/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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:novell:suse_linux:amavisd-new, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:amavisd-new-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:amavisd-new-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:amavisd-new-docs, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/02/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1238