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[ GLSA 200408-06 ] SpamAssassin: Denial of Service vulnerability
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 21:41:37 +0200

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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
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     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&m=109168121628767&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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