[USN-4237-2] SpamAssassin vulnerabilities
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Jan 15 11:34:03 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4237-2
January 15, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in SpamAssassin.
- spamassassin: Perl-based spam filter using text analysis
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.
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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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