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Security Advisory Moderate: spamassassin security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0492-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2007-06-13
Last updated on: 2007-06-13
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.5.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.5.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-2873

Details

Updated spamassassin packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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.

Martin Krafft discovered a symlink issue in SpamAssassin that affects
certain non-default configurations. A local user could use this flaw to
create or overwrite files writable by the spamd process (CVE-2007-2873).

Users of SpamAssassin should upgrade to these updated packages which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Note: This issue did not affect the version of SpamAssassin shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.


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-3.1.9-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 31b18d4caccd9b0f7e87988ee6c29708
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 435ed3696068f6e8004f4c16cadc84a2
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: acd113e6312222a68398078ea8784646
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: 39596bab79c822ea3131dbe012ce00a5
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: e858716f366a923d73bb06912535a6dd
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: dbf397331043033a9b40eebcc06e70eb
 
PPC:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: 4e6f8c3e81e45db7203d5c1f7d1ff5f7
 
s390x:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: d5fee42b11913d7db586d8f0bd4e4edd
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: 55a9dfafd70c8c6b02d3ef0c7cf40729
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 31b18d4caccd9b0f7e87988ee6c29708
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 435ed3696068f6e8004f4c16cadc84a2
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 32288cf19c27d5e6167ba066c317fcd0
 
PPC:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: eeec5097fb0d9aeb25702eb46b18a22d
 
s390:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: c17f0c73613c08e4751b182bf261100a
 
s390x:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 1c91d85342ec2809d3ae733be2f15883
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: acd113e6312222a68398078ea8784646
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.5.z)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 31b18d4caccd9b0f7e87988ee6c29708
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: 435ed3696068f6e8004f4c16cadc84a2
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 32288cf19c27d5e6167ba066c317fcd0
 
PPC:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm     MD5: eeec5097fb0d9aeb25702eb46b18a22d
 
s390:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.s390.rpm     MD5: c17f0c73613c08e4751b182bf261100a
 
s390x:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.s390x.rpm     MD5: 1c91d85342ec2809d3ae733be2f15883
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: acd113e6312222a68398078ea8784646
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: 39596bab79c822ea3131dbe012ce00a5
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: e858716f366a923d73bb06912535a6dd
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1336
    MD5: 55a9dfafd70c8c6b02d3ef0c7cf40729
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 31b18d4caccd9b0f7e87988ee6c29708
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 435ed3696068f6e8004f4c16cadc84a2
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 32288cf19c27d5e6167ba066c317fcd0
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: acd113e6312222a68398078ea8784646
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.5.z)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 31b18d4caccd9b0f7e87988ee6c29708
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.i386.rpm     MD5: 435ed3696068f6e8004f4c16cadc84a2
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 32288cf19c27d5e6167ba066c317fcd0
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: acd113e6312222a68398078ea8784646
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 31b18d4caccd9b0f7e87988ee6c29708
 
IA-32:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 435ed3696068f6e8004f4c16cadc84a2
 
IA-64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: 32288cf19c27d5e6167ba066c317fcd0
 
x86_64:
spamassassin-3.1.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2008:0738
    MD5: acd113e6312222a68398078ea8784646
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

243455 - CVE-2007-2873 spamassassin symlink attack


References



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