Gentoo: SpamAssassin 3, Vipul's Razor Denial of Service vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Sascha Lucas discovered that with certain malformed headers it was still possible to crash Vipul's Razor. The updated setions appear below.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory [UPDATE]               GLSA 200506-17:02
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: SpamAssassin 3, Vipul's Razor: Denial of Service
            vulnerability
      Date: June 21, 2005
   Updated: July 04, 2005
      Bugs: #94722, #95492, #96776
        ID: 200506-17:02

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Update
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Sascha Lucas discovered that with certain malformed headers it was still
possible to crash Vipul's Razor.

The updated sections appear below.

Affected packages
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     Package                   /  Vulnerable  /             Unaffected
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  1  mail-filter/spamassassin       < 3.0.4                   >= 3.0.4
                                                               < 3.0.1
  2  mail-filter/razor              < 2.74                     >= 2.74
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Resolution
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All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.0.4"

All Vipul's Razor users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/razor-2.74"

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-17.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@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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