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Red Hat alert RHSA-2005:498-01 (spamassassin)

From:  bugzilla@redhat.com
To:  enterprise-watch-list@redhat.com
Subject:  [RHSA-2005:498-01] Moderate: spamassassin security update
Date:  Thu, 23 Jun 2005 15:35:39 -0400

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 - --------------------------------------------------------------------- Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Moderate: spamassassin security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:498-01 Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-498.html Issue date: 2005-06-23 Updated on: 2005-06-23 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux CVE Names: CAN-2005-1266 - --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Summary: An updated spamassassin package that fixes a denial of service bug when parsing malformed messages is now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64 3. Problem description: SpamAssassin provides a way to reduce unsolicited commercial email (SPAM) from incoming email. A denial of service bug has been found in SpamAssassin. An attacker could construct a message in such a way that would cause SpamAssassin to consume CPU resources. If a number of these messages were sent it could lead to a denial of service, potentially preventing the delivery or filtering of email. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1266 to this issue. SpamAssassin version 3.0.4 additionally solves a number of bugs including: - - #156390 Spamassassin consumes too much memory during learning - - #155423 URI blacklist spam bypass - - #147464 Users may now disable subject rewriting - - Smarter default Bayes scores - - Numerous other bug fixes that improve spam filter accuracy and safety For full details, please refer to the change details of 3.0.2, 3.0.3, and 3.0.4 in SpamAssassin's online documentation at the following address: http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/NextRelease Users of SpamAssassin should update to this updated package, containing version 3.0.4 which is not vulnerable to this issue and resolves these bugs. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. 5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 147464 - spamassassin no longer allows disabling subject rewriting 151433 - spamd generate child processes which occupies all memory 159198 - CAN-2005-1266 spamassassin DoS 6. RPMs required: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4: SRPMS: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/spama... 0cfa5b1fd18aa2f410fed837928b455c spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.src.rpm i386: c5e89bce23bff4757cb542cf56826e54 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.i386.rpm ia64: 84e256c709e69590520976c43d19c900 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.ia64.rpm ppc: 3bdc20c485ee078b6a0607cdf99bff5d spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.ppc.rpm s390: f85e251044675dd7fb3b5d9d1c0eb674 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.s390.rpm s390x: 09f74fbccdae19059115a670d90f5f98 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.s390x.rpm x86_64: 2c44a9c80b1629af93b4543413c0c652 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4: SRPMS: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/... 0cfa5b1fd18aa2f410fed837928b455c spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.src.rpm i386: c5e89bce23bff4757cb542cf56826e54 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.i386.rpm x86_64: 2c44a9c80b1629af93b4543413c0c652 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4: SRPMS: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/spama... 0cfa5b1fd18aa2f410fed837928b455c spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.src.rpm i386: c5e89bce23bff4757cb542cf56826e54 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.i386.rpm ia64: 84e256c709e69590520976c43d19c900 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.ia64.rpm x86_64: 2c44a9c80b1629af93b4543413c0c652 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4: SRPMS: ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/spama... 0cfa5b1fd18aa2f410fed837928b455c spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.src.rpm i386: c5e89bce23bff4757cb542cf56826e54 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.i386.rpm ia64: 84e256c709e69590520976c43d19c900 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.ia64.rpm x86_64: 2c44a9c80b1629af93b4543413c0c652 spamassassin-3.0.4-1.el4.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1266 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/ Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFCuw7PXlSAg2UNWIIRAs9pAJ9SoZqMqhePjwiJ/LxmPHcFo+k32wCfRyg2 4aoZNEFsVWV92tQ7E2ttTfY= =oW32 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Enterprise-watch-list mailing list Enterprise-watch-list@redhat.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/enterprise-watch-...


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