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Security Advisory Important: spamassassin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0074-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2007-02-21
Last updated on: 2007-02-21
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-2007-0451

Details

Updated spamassassin packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

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

A flaw was found in the way SpamAssassin processes HTML email containing
URIs. A carefully crafted mail message could cause SpamAssassin to consume
significant resources. If a number of these messages are sent, this could
lead to a denial of service, potentially delaying or preventing the
delivery of email.
(CVE-2007-0451)

Users of SpamAssassin should upgrade to these updated packages which
contain version 3.1.8 which is not vulnerable to these issues.

This is an upgrade from SpamAssassin version 3.0.6 to 3.1.8, which contains
many bug fixes and spam detection enhancements. Further details are
available in the SpamAssassin 3.1 changelog and upgrade guide.


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-3.1.8-2.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 57202e94f86776ca7ac6e262b252c75a
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 96fe40f8db5b09d9c26cd81ec5443b0b
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 8fb1ac7609deaaf4f5df2eb281813d06
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 57202e94f86776ca7ac6e262b252c75a
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 96fe40f8db5b09d9c26cd81ec5443b0b
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 8d3424dad7b608dd8e93faf6d4605c19
 
PPC:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: ac4f13c18fc9ac8dd0233429e772faaa
 
s390:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 575418188b8636bd3c3d92d6b2da0b72
 
s390x:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 811672c5407382dc56f44075474a92c5
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 8fb1ac7609deaaf4f5df2eb281813d06
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 57202e94f86776ca7ac6e262b252c75a
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 96fe40f8db5b09d9c26cd81ec5443b0b
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 8d3424dad7b608dd8e93faf6d4605c19
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 8fb1ac7609deaaf4f5df2eb281813d06
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 57202e94f86776ca7ac6e262b252c75a
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 96fe40f8db5b09d9c26cd81ec5443b0b
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 8d3424dad7b608dd8e93faf6d4605c19
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.8-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 8fb1ac7609deaaf4f5df2eb281813d06
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

228586 - CVE-2007-0451 Spamassassin DoS


References



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