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Security Advisory spamassassin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0129-8
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2006-03-07
Last updated on: 2006-03-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-3351

Details

An updated spamassassin package that fixes a denial of service flaw is now
available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

SpamAssassin provides a way to reduce unsolicited commercial email (SPAM)
from incoming email.

A denial of service bug was found in SpamAssassin. An attacker could
construct a message in such a way that would cause SpamAssassin to crash.
If a number of these messages are 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) assigned the
name CVE-2005-3351 to this issue.

The following issues have also been fixed in this update:

* service spamassassin restart sometimes fails
* Content Boundary "--" throws off message parser
* sa-learn: massive memory usage on large messages
* High memory usage with many newlines
* service spamassassin messages not translated
* Numerous other bug fixes that improve spam filter accuracy and safety

Users of SpamAssassin should upgrade to this updated package containing
version 3.0.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.


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.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 93b3839225e48238d564fecb6581aeff
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 59c978c6a49b57f8b933bb61af93a1d8
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 23ac93dad62bcfd36f35423ffdaee2f9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 93b3839225e48238d564fecb6581aeff
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 59c978c6a49b57f8b933bb61af93a1d8
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: fa88d6b5a97ab24352c612e9e0fb6d1d
 
PPC:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: f020bd9f603de824787920f9f5c15e09
 
s390:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 3265ff358c69dd0bdb74388d81ef19ce
 
s390x:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 44c9c099aed9a1739abe9d94cc19a667
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 23ac93dad62bcfd36f35423ffdaee2f9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 93b3839225e48238d564fecb6581aeff
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 59c978c6a49b57f8b933bb61af93a1d8
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: fa88d6b5a97ab24352c612e9e0fb6d1d
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 23ac93dad62bcfd36f35423ffdaee2f9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 93b3839225e48238d564fecb6581aeff
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 59c978c6a49b57f8b933bb61af93a1d8
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: fa88d6b5a97ab24352c612e9e0fb6d1d
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 23ac93dad62bcfd36f35423ffdaee2f9
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

References



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

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/