Scientific Linux Security Update : spamassassin on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64 (fwd)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60207


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


Martin Krafft discovered a symlink issue in SpamAssassin that affects certain non-default configurations. A local user could use this flaw to create or overwrite files writable by the spamd process (CVE-2007-2873).


Update the affected spamassassin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60207

File Name: sl_20070613_spamassassin_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2873