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[GLSA-200606-09] SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-09
(SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code)


When spamd is run with both the "--vpopmail" (-v) and
"--paranoid" (-P) options, it is vulnerable to an unspecified issue.

Impact

With certain configuration options, a local or even remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running spamd, which is root by default, by sending a crafted message
to the spamd daemon. Furthermore, the attack can be remotely
performed if the "--permited-ips" (-A) option is present and specifies
non-local adresses. Note that Gentoo Linux is not vulnerable in the
default configuration.

Workaround

Don't use both the "--paranoid" (-P) and the "--vpopmail" (-v)
options.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2447


Solution:
All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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