Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4879-1 spamassassin -- security update

Date Reported:
27 Mar 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 the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 3.4.2-1+deb10u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your spamassassin packages.

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