Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4899-2
April 12, 2021
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
SpamAssassin could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted
– spamassassin: Perl-based spam filter using text analysis
USN-4899-1 fixed a vulnerability in SpamAssassin. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Damian Lukowski discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled certain CF
files. If a user or automated system were tricked into using a specially-
crafted CF file, a remote attacker could possibly run arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.