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Category:   Application (Security)  >   SpamAssassin Vendors:   spamassassin.org
SpamAssassin handle_user() Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016230
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016230
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2447   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 6 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.1.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SpamAssassin. A remote user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system in certain configurations.

If spamd is run with the "--vpopmail" and "-P" options, a remote user can send a specially crafted input message to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the target user.

The flaw resides in the handle_user() function in 'spamd/spamd.raw'.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.1.3), available at:

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

Vendor URL:  spamassassin.apache.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   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 6 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) SpamAssassin handle_user() Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Commands
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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