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<title>SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
SpamAssassin, when running with certain options, could allow local or even
remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, possibly as the root user.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Spamassassin</product>
<announced>June 11, 2006</announced>
<revised>June 11, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>135746</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="mail-filter/spamassassin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.1.3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.1.3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter used to identify junk
email. spamd is the daemonized version of SpamAssassin.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
When spamd is run with both the "--vpopmail" (-v) and
"--paranoid" (-P) options, it is vulnerable to an unspecified issue.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
With certain configuration options, a local or even remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running spamd, which is root by default, by sending a crafted message
to the spamd daemon. Furthermore, the attack can be remotely
performed if the "--allowed-ips" (-A) option is present and specifies
non-local adresses. Note that Gentoo Linux is not vulnerable in the
default configuration.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
Don't use both the "--paranoid" (-P) and the "--vpopmail" (-v)
options.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.3&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2447">CVE-2006-2447</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 08 Jun 2006 05:47:21 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 08 Jun 2006 10:26:06 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
</glsa>