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SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability GLSA 200408-06



[ GLSA 200408-06 ] SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200408-06
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability
      Date: August 09, 2004
      Bugs: #59483
        ID: 200408-06

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Synopsis
========

SpamAssassin is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack when handling
certain malformed messages.

Background
==========

SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter which is used to identify
spam.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                   /   Vulnerable   /           Unaffected
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  1  mail-filter/spamassassin      <= 2.63-r1                  >= 2.64

Description
===========

SpamAssassin contains an unspecified Denial of Service vulnerability.

Impact
======

By sending a specially crafted message an attacker could cause a Denial
of Service attack against the SpamAssassin service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of SpamAssassin.

Resolution
==========

All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64"
    # emerge ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-2.64"

References
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  [ 1 ] SpamAssassin Release Announcement
        http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=spamassassin-announce&m=109168 121628767&w=2

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-06.xml 

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 
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