openSUSE 10 Security Update : spamassassin (spamassassin-1904)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27449


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes the following security problem in SpamAssassin :

- CVE-2006-2447: SpamAssassin when running with vpopmail and the paranoid (-P) switch, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted message that is not properly handled when invoking spamd with the virtual pop username.

At the same time we upgraded SpamAssassin to version 3.1.3, bringing lots of bug fixes and new rules.

Please make sure you verify that it still works with your configuration.

Also included is now 'sa-update', a rule update script. For this script to work make sure that the perl-IO-ZLib and perl-libwww-perl packages are installed.


Update the affected spamassassin packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27449

File Name: suse_spamassassin-1904.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl-spamassassin, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:spamassassin, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/27

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SpamAssassin spamd Remote Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2447