[SECURITY] Fedora 12 Update: spamass-milter-0.3.1-18.fc12

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-03-23 23:06:37

Name        : spamass-milter
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     : 0.3.1
Release     : 18.fc12
URL         : http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/spamass-milt/
Summary     : Milter (mail filter) for spamassassin
Description :
A milter (Mail Filter) application that pipes incoming mail (including things
received by rmail/UUCP) through SpamAssassin, a highly customizable spam
filter. A milter-compatible MTA such as Sendmail or Postfix is required.

Update Information:

This update includes a fix for a problem where if the milter is running using
the "-x" option to expand aliases before passing inbound mail through
SpamAssassin, a malicious client using a carefully-crafted SMTP session could
execute arbitrary code on the mail server. The fix avoids the use of a shell in
the alias expansion and hence there is no longer a problem with having to
sanitize input from the client.    This problem has been assigned CVE-2010-1132,
which is tracked upstream at https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?29136    The
update also contains improved Received-header-generation for message submission
and a fix for a problem where the milter would erroneously log warnings about
the mail server's configuration when the first message from a non-authenticated
client passed through. As part of the fix for this issue, the required milter
macro configuration for the mail server has changed slightly: see the README
file included in the package for details.

* Tue Mar 23 2010 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 0.3.1-18
- Add patch to get rid of compiler warnings
- Reorder and re-base patches to optimize chances of upstream accepting them
- Improve Received-header patch (#496763) incorporating additional fix from
  upstream update (http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?17178)
* Fri Mar 12 2010 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 0.3.1-17
- Update initscript to support running the milter as root, which is needed
  for the -x (expand aliases) option; note that the milter does not run as
  root by default
- Add patch for popen unsanitized input vulnerability
  (#572117, #572119, http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?29136)
- Rebase authuser patch
- Update patch adding auth info to dummy Received-header so that it doesn't
  generate spurious warnings about missing macros (#532266), and update and
  merge the macro documentation patch into this patch
- Document patch usage in spec file

  [ 1 ] Bug #572117 - SpamAssassin Mail Filter: Arbitrary shell command injection (privilege escalation)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update spamass-milter' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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