USN-4899-1: SpamAssassin vulnerability
1 April 2021
SpamAssassin could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
- spamassassin - Perl-based spam filter using text analysis
Damian Lukowski 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-4899-2: spamc, sa-compile, spamassassin