RHSA-2006:0129-01 Moderate: spamassassin security update
Posted on: 03/07/2006 05:12 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: spamassassin security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2006:0129-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0129.html
Issue date: 2006-03-07
Updated on: 2006-03-07
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CVE-2005-3351
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1. Summary:

An updated spamassassin package that fixes a denial of service flaw is now
available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

171325 - CVE-2005-3351 Upgrade to spamassassin-3.0.5


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm
93b3839225e48238d564fecb6581aeff spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm

i386:
59c978c6a49b57f8b933bb61af93a1d8 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
fa88d6b5a97ab24352c612e9e0fb6d1d spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
f020bd9f603de824787920f9f5c15e09 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
3265ff358c69dd0bdb74388d81ef19ce spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
44c9c099aed9a1739abe9d94cc19a667 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
23ac93dad62bcfd36f35423ffdaee2f9 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm
93b3839225e48238d564fecb6581aeff spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm

i386:
59c978c6a49b57f8b933bb61af93a1d8 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
23ac93dad62bcfd36f35423ffdaee2f9 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm
93b3839225e48238d564fecb6581aeff spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm

i386:
59c978c6a49b57f8b933bb61af93a1d8 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
fa88d6b5a97ab24352c612e9e0fb6d1d spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
23ac93dad62bcfd36f35423ffdaee2f9 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm
93b3839225e48238d564fecb6581aeff spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.src.rpm

i386:
59c978c6a49b57f8b933bb61af93a1d8 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
fa88d6b5a97ab24352c612e9e0fb6d1d spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
23ac93dad62bcfd36f35423ffdaee2f9 spamassassin-3.0.5-3.el4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3351

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2006 Red Hat, Inc.
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