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Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 01:33:29 +0100
From: Raphael Marichez <falco@...too.org>
To: gentoo-announce@...too.org
Cc: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk, bugtraq@...urityfocus.com,
	security-alerts@...uxsecurity.com
Subject: [ GLSA 200703-02 ] SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial
	of Service

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-02
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service
      Date: March 02, 2007
      Bugs: #166969
        ID: 200703-02

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Synopsis
========

SpamAssassin is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.

Background
==========

SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter used to identify junk email.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                   /  Vulnerable  /             Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  mail-filter/spamassassin       < 3.1.8                   >= 3.1.8

Description
===========

SpamAssassin does not correctly handle very long URIs when scanning
emails.

Impact
======

An attacker could cause SpamAssassin to consume large amounts of CPU
and memory resources by sending one or more emails containing very long
URIs.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version.

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.8"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-0451
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0451

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-02.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@...too.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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