Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2615-1 spamassassin -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
02 Apr 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 985962.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-1946.
More information:

Damian Lukowski discovered a flaw in spamassassin, a Perl-based spam filter using text analysis. Malicious rule configuration files, possibly downloaded from an updates server, could execute arbitrary commands under multiple scenarios.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 3.4.2-1~deb9u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your spamassassin packages.

For the detailed security status of spamassassin please refer to its security tracker page at:

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