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<glsa id="200506-17">
<title>SpamAssassin 3, Vipul's Razor: Denial of Service vulnerability</title>
SpamAssassin and Vipul's Razor are vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack
when handling certain malformed messages.
<product type="ebuild">SpamAssassin, Vipul's Razor</product>
<announced>June 21, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 03</revised>
<package name="mail-filter/spamassassin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.0.4</unaffected>
<unaffected range="lt">3.0.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.0.4</vulnerable>
<package name="mail-filter/razor" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.74</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.74</vulnerable>
SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter which is used to identify
junk email. Vipul's Razor is a client for a distributed, collaborative
spam detection and filtering network.
SpamAssassin and Vipul's Razor contain a Denial of Service
vulnerability when handling special misformatted long message headers.
<impact type="normal">
By sending a specially crafted message an attacker could cause a Denial
of Service attack against the SpamAssassin/Vipul's Razor server.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.0.4&quot;</code>
All Vipul's Razor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-filter/razor-2.74&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-1266</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-2024</uri>
<uri link="">SpamAssassin Announcement</uri>
<uri link=";forum_id=4259">Vipul's Razor Announcement</uri>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 08 Jun 2005 05:05:05 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 20 Jun 2005 04:49:42 +0000">