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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200703-02] SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-02
(SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service)


SpamAssassin does not correctly handle very long URIs when scanning
emails.

Impact

A possible hacker could cause SpamAssassin to consume large amounts of CPU
and memory resources by sending one or more emails containing very long
URIs.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0451


Solution:
All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version.
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.8"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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