RHEL 5 : spamassassin (RHSA-2007:0075)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25316


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated 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.


Update the affected spamassassin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25316

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0075.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/25

Modified: 2016/12/29

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:spamassassin, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0451

BID: 22584

RHSA: 2007:0075

CWE: 399