Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4584-1 spamassassin -- security update

Date Reported:
14 Dec 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 946652, Bug 946653.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-11805, CVE-2019-12420.
More information:

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in spamassassin, a Perl-based spam filter using text analysis.

  • CVE-2018-11805

    Malicious rule or configuration files, possibly downloaded from an updates server, could execute arbitrary commands under multiple scenarios.

  • CVE-2019-12420

    Specially crafted mulitpart messages can cause spamassassin to use excessive resources, resulting in a denial of service.

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 3.4.2-1~deb9u2.

For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in version 3.4.2-1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your spamassassin packages.

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