USN-3811-3: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

05 December 2018

Several security issues were fixed in SpamAssassin.

Releases

Packages

  • spamassassin - Perl-based spam filter using text analysis

Details

USN-3811-1 fixed a vulnerability in spamassassin. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled the PDFInfo plugin.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-11780)

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled meta rule syntax. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-11781)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.