FreeBSD : SpamAssassin -- denial-of-service in tokenize_headers (0d3a5148-f512-11d8-9837-000c41e2cdad)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14345


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


According to the SpamAssassin 2.64 release announcement :

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.

The issue appears to be triggered by overly long message headers.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14345

File Name: freebsd_p5_Mail_SpamAssassin_264.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/23

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:p5-Mail-SpamAssassin, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0796

BID: 10957