SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : spamassassin (SUSE-SU-2019:2011-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 127751


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-2018-11781: Fixed an issue where a local user could inject code in the meta rule syntax (bsc#1108748).

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

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

CVE-2016-1238: Fixed an issue where perl would load modules from the current directory (bsc#1108749).

Non-security issues fixed: Use systemd timers instead of cron (bsc#1115411)

Fixed incompatibility with Net::DNS >= 1.01 (bsc#1107765)

Fixed warning about deprecated regex during sa-update (bsc#1069831)

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 Development Tools 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-15-2019-2011=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2019-2011=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127751

File Name: suse_SU-2019-2011-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/12

Updated: 2020/01/06

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:novell:suse_linux:perl-Mail-SpamAssassin, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:perl-Mail-SpamAssassin-Plugin-iXhash2, 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: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: 2019/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Reference Information

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