Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : spamassassin (MDKSA-2005:106)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18583


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


A Denial of Service bug was discovered in SpamAssassin. An attacker could construct a particular message that would cause SpamAssassin to consume CPU resources. If a large number of these messages were sent, it could lead to a DoS. SpamAssassin 3.0.4 was released to correct this vulnerability, as well as other minor bug fixes, and is provided with this update.

For full details on the changes from previous versions of SpamAssassin to this current version, please refer to the online documentation at


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18583

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-106.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/28

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-spamc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:spamassassin-spamd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:spamassassin-tools, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1266

MDKSA: 2005:106