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<title>SpamAssassin: Long URI Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>
SpamAssassin is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">spamassassin</product>
<announced>March 02, 2007</announced>
<revised>March 02, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>166969</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="mail-filter/spamassassin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.1.8</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.1.8</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter used to identify junk email.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
SpamAssassin does not correctly handle very long URIs when scanning
emails.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
An attacker could cause SpamAssassin to consume large amounts of CPU
and memory resources by sending one or more emails containing very long
URIs.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</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-3.1.8&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0451">CVE-2007-0451</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 25 Feb 2007 19:43:02 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 25 Feb 2007 19:46:27 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 26 Feb 2007 18:49:30 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
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