USN-4237-2: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

USN-4237-2: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

spamassassin vulnerabilities

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.

Software Description

  • 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)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
spamassassin – 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1+esm1
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
spamassassin – 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.12.04.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Source: USN-4237-2: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

About KENNETH 13596 Articles

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


이 사이트는 스팸을 줄이는 아키스밋을 사용합니다. 댓글이 어떻게 처리되는지 알아보십시오.