FreeBSD : p5-Mail-SpamAssassin -- denial of service vulnerability (cc4ce06b-e01c-11d9-a8bd-000cf18bbe54)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19123


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


Apache SpamAssassin Security Team reports :

Apache SpamAssassin 3.0.4 was recently released, and fixes a denial of service vulnerability in versions 3.0.1, 3.0.2, and 3.0.3. The vulnerability allows certain misformatted long message headers to cause spam checking to take a very long time.

While the exploit has yet to be seen in the wild, we are concerned that there may be attempts to abuse the vulnerability in the future.
Therefore, we strongly recommend all users of these versions upgrade to Apache SpamAssassin 3.0.4 as soon as possible.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19123

File Name: freebsd_pkg_cc4ce06be01c11d9a8bd000cf18bbe54.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:freebsd:freebsd:p5-Mail-SpamAssassin, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1266