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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.4: two vulnerabilities fixed
30 January 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-1931 CVE-2018-11805
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Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.4 was recently released , and fixes an issue
of security note where nefarious rule configuration (.cf) files can be
configured to run system commands similar to CVE-2018-11805.
This issue is less stealthy and attempts to exploit the issue will throw
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.
This issue has been assigned CVE id CVE-2020-1931 
To contact the Apache SpamAssassin security team, please e-mail
security at spamassassin.apache.org.
For more information about Apache SpamAssassin, visit the
http://spamassassin.apache.org/ web site.
Apache SpamAssassin Security Team
Kevin A. McGrail
Member, Apache Software Foundation
Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171
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