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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0451

Original release date: 02/16/2007
Last revised: 05/18/2011


Apache SpamAssassin before 3.1.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via long URLs in malformed HTML, which triggers "massive memory usage."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service


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External Source: XF
Name: spamassassin-url-dos(32536)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0075
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017666
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:049
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10018
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://spamassassin.apache.org/advisories/cve-2007-0451.txt
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0074
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200703-02
External Source: BID
Name: 22584
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1073
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:006
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/spamassassin/branches/3.1/build/announcements/3.1.8.txt
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0628
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10018
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)