FreeBSD : p5-Mail-SpamAssassin -- long message header denial of service (7f3fdef7-51d2-11da-8e93-0010dc4afb40)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21457


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


A 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/' 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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21457

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7f3fdef751d211da8e930010dc4afb40.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2005/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/10

Reference Information

Secunia: 17386