Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : spamassassin (MDKSA-2004:084)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14333


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security fix prevents a denial of service attack open to certain malformed messages; this DoS affects all SpamAssassin 2.5x and 2.6x versions to date.


Update the affected perl-Mail-SpamAssassin, spamassassin and / or spamassassin-tools packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14333

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-084.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/22

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Mail-SpamAssassin, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:spamassassin, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:spamassassin-tools, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0796

MDKSA: 2004:084