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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.56372
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0129
Summary:Redhat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0129
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0129.

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

A denial of service bug was found in SpamAssassin. An attacker could
construct a message in such a way that would cause SpamAssassin to crash.
If a number of these messages are sent, it could lead to a denial of
service, potentially preventing the delivery or filtering of email. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the
name CVE-2005-3351 to this issue.

The following issues have also been fixed in this update:

* service spamassassin restart sometimes fails
* Content Boundary -- throws off message parser
* sa-learn: massive memory usage on large messages
* High memory usage with many newlines
* service spamassassin messages not translated
* Numerous other bug fixes that improve spam filter accuracy and safety

Users of SpamAssassin should upgrade to this updated package containing
version 3.0.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0129.html

Risk factor : Medium
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 15373
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-3351
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/spamassassin/devel/62649
http://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=4570
http://lwn.net/Alerts/159300/
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:221
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0129.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2005:027 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_27_sr.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15373
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11125
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/2364
http://osvdb.org/11581
http://secunia.com/advisories/17877
http://secunia.com/advisories/17386/
http://secunia.com/advisories/17518/
http://secunia.com/advisories/17626/
http://secunia.com/advisories/17666/
http://secunia.com/advisories/19158
XForce ISS Database: spamassassin-message-recipients-dos(23048)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/23048
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2006 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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