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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3811-3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3811-3
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3811-3 - USN-3811-1 fixed a vulnerability in spamassassin. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled the PDFInfo plugin. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-11780, CVE-2018-11781
MD5 | 99e9b14016913915026a9427dfc058dc

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3811-3

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3811-3
December 05, 2018

spamassassin vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in SpamAssassin.

Software Description:
- spamassassin: Perl-based spam filter using text analysis

Details:

USN-3811-1 fixed a vulnerability in spamassassin. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled the PDFInfo
plugin. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-11780)

It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled meta rule
syntax. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-11781)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
spamassassin 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.12.04.2

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3811-3
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3811-1
CVE-2018-11780, CVE-2018-11781

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