Package : spamassassin
Vulnerability : mail header parsing error
Problem type : remote DOS
CVE Id(s) : CAN-2005-1266
Debian Bug : 314447
A vulnerability was recently found in the way that SpamAssassin parses
certain email headers. This vulnerability could cause SpamAssassin to
consume a large number of CPU cycles when processing messages containing
these headers, leading to a potential denial of service (DOS) attack.
The version of SpamAssassin in the old stable distribution (woody) is
For the stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.0.3-2. Note that packages are not yet ready for certain
architectures; these will be released as they become available.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your sarge or sid spamassassin package.
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