Security update for spamassassin

SUSE Security Update: Security update for spamassassin
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:1961-1
Rating: important
References: #1108745 #1108748 #1108750
Cross-References: CVE-2016-1238 CVE-2017-15705 CVE-2018-11780 CVE-2018-11781
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4

An update that fixes four vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for spamassassin to version 3.4.2 fixes the following issues:
Security issues fixed:

  • CVE-2017-15705: Fixed denial of service via unclosed tags in crafted emails (bsc#1108745).
  • CVE-2018-11781: Fixed a code injection in the meta rule syntax by local users (bsc#1108748).
  • CVE-2018-11780: Fixed a potential remote code execution vulnerability in PDFInfo plugin (bsc#1108750).

Non-security issues fixed:
  • Added four new plugins (disabled by default): HashBL, ResourceLimits, FromNameSpoof, Phishing
  • sa-update script: optional support for SHA-256 / SHA-512 been added for better validation of rules
  • GeoIP2 support has been added to RelayCountry and URILocalBL plugins
  • Several new or enhanced configuration options

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2019-1961=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2019-1961=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • perl-Mail-SpamAssassin-3.4.2-44.3.1
    • spamassassin-3.4.2-44.3.1
    • spamassassin-debuginfo-3.4.2-44.3.1
    • spamassassin-debugsource-3.4.2-44.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4 (x86_64):
    • perl-Mail-SpamAssassin-3.4.2-44.3.1
    • spamassassin-3.4.2-44.3.1
    • spamassassin-debuginfo-3.4.2-44.3.1
    • spamassassin-debugsource-3.4.2-44.3.1