Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : spamassassin (MDKSA-2007:049)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24706


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


A bug in the way that SpamAssassin processes HTML emails containing URIs was discovered in versions 3.1.x. A carefully crafted mail message could make SpamAssassin consume significant amounts of CPU resources that could delay or prevent the delivery of mail if a number of these messages were sent at once.

SpamAssassin has been upgraded to version 3.1.8 to correct this problem, and other upstream bugs. In addition, an invalid path setting in for the auto_whitelist_path has been fixed for Mandriva 2007.0.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24706

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-049.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/26

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0451

BID: 22584

MDKSA: 2007:049

CWE: 399