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OpenPKG alert OpenPKG-SA-2004.041 (spamassassin)

From:  OpenPKG <>
Subject:  [OpenPKG-SA-2004.041] OpenPKG Security Advisory (spamassassin)
Date:  Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:53:36 +0200

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ________________________________________________________________________ OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project OpenPKG-SA-2004.041 15-Sep-2004 ________________________________________________________________________ Package: spamassassin Vulnerability: denial of service OpenPKG Specific: no Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages: OpenPKG CURRENT N.A. N.A. OpenPKG 2.1 N.A. N.A. OpenPKG 2.0 <= spamassassin-2.63-2.0.0 >= spamassassin-2.63-2.0.1 Dependent Packages: none Description: According to a vendor announcement [1], a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability exists in the email spam filter SpamAssassin [0] versions 2.5x and 2.6x. The problem can be exploited by sending certain malformed Email messages. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2004-0796 [2] to the problem. Please check whether you are affected by running "<prefix>/bin/openpkg rpm -q spamassassin". If you have the "spamassassin" package installed and its version is affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately upgrade it (see Solution) [3][4]. Solution: Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release [5], fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service [6] or a mirror location, verify its integrity [7], build a corresponding binary RPM from it [3] and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the binary RPM [4]. For the affected release OpenPKG 2.0, perform the following operations to permanently fix the security problem (for other releases adjust accordingly). $ ftp ftp> bin ftp> cd release/2.0/UPD ftp> get spamassassin-2.63-2.0.1.src.rpm ftp> bye $ <prefix>/bin/openpkg rpm -v --checksig spamassassin-2.63-2.0.1.src.rpm $ <prefix>/bin/openpkg rpm --rebuild spamassassin-2.63-2.0.1.src.rpm $ su - # <prefix>/bin/openpkg rpm -Fvh <prefix>/RPM/PKG/spamassassin-2.63-2.0.1.*.rpm ________________________________________________________________________ References: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] ________________________________________________________________________ For security reasons, this advisory was digitally signed with the OpenPGP public key "OpenPKG <>" (ID 63C4CB9F) of the OpenPKG project which you can retrieve from and hkp:// Follow the instructions on for details on how to verify the integrity of this advisory. ________________________________________________________________________ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: OpenPKG <> iD8DBQFBSDs+gHWT4GPEy58RApiaAKCJLv2k4qC7zcE1X9TvZWb+t0ULmwCgnenT N945JfRoySa6YT3b/9UHsI8= =P0A8 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- ______________________________________________________________________ The OpenPKG Project Project Announcement List

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