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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2447

Original release date: 06/06/2006
Last revised: 04/07/2011


SpamAssassin before 3.1.3, when running with vpopmail and the paranoid (-P) switch, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted message that is not properly handled when invoking spamd with the virtual pop username.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: spamassassin-spamd-command-execution(27008)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1090
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016230
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20566
Type: Advisory
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2006-0034
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20482
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9184
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20430
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016235
External Source: BID
Name: 18290
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0543
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20443
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:103
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060607 rPSA-2006-0096-1 spamassassin
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20531
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20692
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.nabble.com/ANNOUNCE%3A-Apache-SpamAssassin-3.1.3-available%21-t1736096.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200606-09
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2148
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9184
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:apache:spamassassin:3.1.0
* cpe:/a:apache:spamassassin:3.1.1
* cpe:/a:apache:spamassassin:3.1.2

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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