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RHSA-2004-451: spamassassin Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the spamassassin packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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
Threat Level: High
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