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USN-4237-2: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

15 January 2020

Several security issues were fixed in SpamAssassin.

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Details

USN-4237-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in SpamAssassin. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

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