[USN-4899-2] SpamAssassin vulnerability

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4899-2 April 12, 2021
spamassassin vulnerability ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
Summary:
SpamAssassin could be made to run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
Software Description: – spamassassin: Perl-based spam filter using text analysis
Details:
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.
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: spamassassin 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1+esm3
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4899-2 ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4899-1 CVE-2020-1946