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spamassassin -- Nefarious rule configuration files can run system commands

Affected packages
spamassassin < 3.4.4


VuXML ID c86bfee3-4441-11ea-8be3-54e1ad3d6335
Discovery 2020-01-28
Entry 2020-01-31

The Apache SpamAssassin project reports:

A nefarious rule configuration (.cf) files can be configured to run system commands. This issue is less stealthy and attempts to exploit the issue will throw warnings.

Thanks to Damian Lukowski at credativ for reporting the issue ethically. With this bug unpatched, exploits can be injected in a number of scenarios though doing so remotely is difficult. In addition to upgrading to SA 3.4.4, we again recommend that users should only use update channels or 3rd party .cf files from trusted places.


CVE Name CVE-2020-1930
CVE Name CVE-2020-1931