USN-4237-1: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

13 January 2020

Several security issues were fixed in SpamAssassin.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled certain CF files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into using a specially-crafted
CF file, a remote attacker could possibly run arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-11805)

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled certain messages.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause SpamAssassin to
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-12420)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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