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<glsa id="200606-09">
<title>SpamAssassin: Execution of arbitrary code</title>
SpamAssassin, when running with certain options, could allow local or even
remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, possibly as the root user.
<product type="ebuild">Spamassassin</product>
<announced>June 11, 2006</announced>
<revised>June 11, 2006: 01</revised>
<package name="mail-filter/spamassassin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.1.3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.1.3</vulnerable>
SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter used to identify junk
email. spamd is the daemonized version of SpamAssassin.
When spamd is run with both the "--vpopmail" (-v) and
"--paranoid" (-P) options, it is vulnerable to an unspecified issue.
<impact type="high">
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.
Don't use both the "--paranoid" (-P) and the "--vpopmail" (-v)
All SpamAssassin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-filter/spamassassin-3.1.3&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2006-2447</uri>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 08 Jun 2006 05:47:21 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 08 Jun 2006 10:26:06 +0000">