RHEL 3 : spamassassin (RHSA-2004:451)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15411
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated spamassassin package that fixes a denial of service bug when parsing malformed messages is now available.
SpamAssassin provides a way to reduce unsolicited commercial email (SPAM) from incoming email.
A denial of service bug has been found in SpamAssassin versions below 2.64. A malicious attacker could construct a message in such a way that would cause spamassassin to stop responding, potentially preventing the delivery or filtering of email. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0796 to this issue.
Users of SpamAssassin should update to these updated packages which contain a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected spamassassin package.