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Gentoo alert 200408-06 (spamassassin)

From:  Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@lists.gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200408-06 ] SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability
Date:  Mon, 9 Aug 2004 21:41:37 +0200
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-06 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability Date: August 09, 2004 Bugs: #59483 ID: 200408-06 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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 ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 ========== [ 1 ] SpamAssassin Release Announcement http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=spamassassin-announce&... 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 ======= 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 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFBF9N1zKC5hMHO6rkRAjo2AJ9xHeR8k8af8/7TZAIGWepDzOUkLACfSutp bq76MNaf0/5m8TfAiyfe5IY= =ZqtN -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


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