FreeBSD : p5-Mail-SpamAssassin -- long message header denial of service (7f3fdef7-51d2-11da-8e93-0010dc4afb40)
High Nessus Plugin ID 21457
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionA Secunia Advisory reports :
A vulnerability has been reported in SpamAssassin, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to the use of an inefficient regular expression in '/SpamAssassin/Message.pm' to parse email headers. This can cause perl to crash when it runs out of stack space and can be exploited via a malicious email that contains a large number of recipients.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.