DSA 1090-1: New spamassassin packages fix remote command execution
Posted on: 06/06/2006 12:32 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1090-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
June 6th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : spamassassin
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-2447

A vulnerability has been discoverd in SpamAssassin, a Perl-based spam
filter using text analysis, that can allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary commands. This problem only affects systems where spamd is
reachable via the internet and used with vpopmail virtual users, via
the "-v" / "--vpopmail" switch, and with the "-P" / "--paranoid"
switch which is not the default setting on Debian.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.0.3-2sarge1.

For the volatile archive for the stable distribution (sarge) this
problem has been fixed in version 3.1.0a-0volatile3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.1.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your spamd package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamassassin_3.0.3-2sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 788 f9cce6d19fd73d0d62561a14672e9564
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamassassin_3.0.3-2sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 45414 8804e76766eefa4324509b94dc005afa
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamassassin_3.0.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 999558 ca96f23cd1eb7d663ab55db98ef8090c

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamassassin_3.0.3-2sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 769158 c4f10367da201b11d09a1c15da946f3b

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 61720 3415e7c2962d21b897c6301c8ce88d8c

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 59700 4ee41384f107a46440c74bd2c6ff3cd4

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 58494 909e85063300d2ddfc38270e19f39b9c

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 57626 adb71b8190e535646d936333da1180ca

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 65166 63435fc25e69eb3dcbdd95b9f682fbe5

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 60366 7eb8b16a9701e96f2298cb0506bc2aa9

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 57672 66ca12aa5edec5380b6d8eb959fab045

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 60362 98cf7bd2a3db3fa65b9f6ded3891a695

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 60354 47bc85b216aad03d54f2a7a342cef760

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 60730 c408427db34e9d38c982190c8e8ff8d5

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 59574 b3fc066015148c10ad11d4055a1a2289

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamassassin/spamc_3.0.3-2sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 58492 a20e3d4ed9fd9a9d013f380e0f4b3c33


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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