spamdyke: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201203-01

A buffer overflow in spamdyke might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

mail-filter/spamdyke on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.3.0
Unaffected versions >= 4.3.0

Background

spamdyke is a drop-in connection-time spam filter for qmail.

Description

Boundary errors related to the "snprintf()" and "vsnprintf()" functions in spamdyke could cause a buffer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All spamdyke users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/spamdyke-4.3.0"
 

References

Release Date
March 06, 2012

Latest Revision
March 06, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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