Updated spamassassin packages that fix a security issue are now available for CentOS Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
SpamAssassin provides a way to reduce unsolicited commercial email (spam) from incoming email. Martin Krafft discovered a symlink issue in SpamAssassin that affects certain non-default configurations. A local user could use this flaw to create or overwrite files writable by the spamd process (CVE-2007-2873). Users of SpamAssassin should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Note: This issue did not affect the version of SpamAssassin shipped with CentOS Linux 3.
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