RHEL 5 : spamassassin (RHSA-2007:0075)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25316
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated spamassassin packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
SpamAssassin provides a way to reduce unsolicited commercial email (spam) from incoming email.
A flaw was found in the way SpamAssassin processes HTML email containing URIs. A carefully crafted mail message could cause SpamAssassin to consume significant resources. If a number of these messages are sent, this could lead to a denial of service, potentially delaying or preventing the delivery of email. (CVE-2007-0451)
Users of SpamAssassin should upgrade to these updated packages which contain version 3.1.8 which is not vulnerable to these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected spamassassin package.