Apache SpamAssassin Meta Rule Syntax Local Code Injection Vulnerability

By GIXnews

A vulnerability in Apache SpamAssassin could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to a code injection condition in the meta rule syntax that exists when rules are processed by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by supplying malicious data to a targeted system. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Apache has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.

Security Impact Rating: High

CVE: CVE-2018-11781

Source:: Cisco Multivendor Vulnerability Alerts