Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : spamassassin (MDKSA-2006:103)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21718
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in the way that spamd processes the virtual POP usernames passed to it. If running with the --vpopmail and --paranoid flags, it is possible for a remote user with the ability to connect to the spamd daemon to execute arbitrary commands as the user running spamd.
By default, the Spamassassin packages do not start spamd with either of these flags and this usage is uncommon.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.