SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : spamassassin (SUSE-SU-2019:1961-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 127038

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VPR Score: 9.4


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for spamassassin to version 3.4.2 fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2017-15705: Fixed denial of service via unclosed tags in crafted emails (bsc#1108745).

CVE-2018-11781: Fixed a code injection in the meta rule syntax by local users (bsc#1108748).

CVE-2018-11780: Fixed a potential remote code execution vulnerability in PDFInfo plugin (bsc#1108750).

Non-security issues fixed: Added four new plugins (disabled by default): HashBL, ResourceLimits, FromNameSpoof, Phishing

sa-update script: optional support for SHA-256 / SHA-512 been added for better validation of rules

GeoIP2 support has been added to RelayCountry and URILocalBL plugins

Several new or enhanced configuration options

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 Server 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2019-1961=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2019-1961=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127038

File Name: suse_SU-2019-1961-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/07/25

Updated: 2020/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 9.4

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:novell:suse_linux:perl-Mail-SpamAssassin, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:spamassassin, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:spamassassin-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:spamassassin-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2019/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Reference Information

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