USN-3811-2: SpamAssassin vulnerability

13 November 2018

spamassassin vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


SpamAssassin could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • spamassassin - Perl-based spam filter using text analysis


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 certain unclosed tags in emails. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-15705)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
spamassassin - 3.3.2-2ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.