Updated spamassassin packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.