Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : spamassassin (MDKSA-2007:049)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24706
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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 local.cf for the auto_whitelist_path has been fixed for Mandriva 2007.0.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.