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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2004-451: spamassassin

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the spamassassin packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An updated spamassassin package that fixes a denial of service bug when
parsing malformed messages is now available.

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

A denial of service bug has been found in SpamAssassin versions below 2.64.
A malicious attacker could construct a message in such a way that would
cause spamassassin to stop responding, potentially preventing the delivery
or filtering of email. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0796 to this issue.

Users of SpamAssassin should update to these updated packages which contain
a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-451.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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