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Category:   Application (Security)  >   SpamAssassin Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
SpamAssassin Bug in Processing Long Message Headers Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014219
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014219
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1266   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 16 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.1, 3.0.2, and 3.0.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SpamAssassin. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send e-mail containing specially crafted message headers to cause SpamAssassin to take a "very long time" to check the message.

Impact:   A remote user can cause SpamAssassin to take an excessive amount of time to analyze a message.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (3.0.4), available at:

http://spamassassin.apache.org/downloads.cgi

Vendor URL:  spamassassin.apache.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 23 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) SpamAssassin Bug in Processing Long Message Headers Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix.



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