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Security update for SpamAssassin

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(Last modified: 31JUL2006)


solutions Security update for SpamAssassin SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8b27f3035ab308f3b3f9e3c9b4b4b044)

Applies to

Package: spamassassin
perl-spamassassin
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11129
Release: 20060731
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you are using SpamAssassin.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a security problem in SpamAssassin:
CVE-2006-2447: SpamAssassin when running with vpopmail and the paranoid (-P) switch, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted message that is not properly handled when invoking spamd with the virtual pop username.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh spamassassin.rpm perl-spamassassin.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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