ports/122162: Maintainer-Update: SpamAssassin Security Dependency update

Michael Scheidell scheidell at secnap.net
Thu Mar 27 16:10:03 UTC 2008

>Number:         122162
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       Maintainer-Update: SpamAssassin Security Dependency update
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          maintainer-update
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 27 16:10:02 UTC 2008
>Originator:     Michael Scheidell
>Release:        6.3
SECNAP Network Security

We have been able to trigger a "croak" assertion in the code of Net::DNS by
responding to the package with a malformed DNS response.

The croak itself doesn't allow you to overflow or execute arbitrary code, but
as it cannot be captured using normal Perl code - as with an eval() function
for example - a user of the Net::DNS package can be caused to "crash", his
program to forcefully terminate if it encounters this DNS response.

The problem steams from the fact that:
if ($self->{"rdlength"} > 0) {
$self->{"address"} = inet_ntoa(substr($$data, $offset, 4));

found in Net/DNS/RR/A.pm

updated in 0.63.
FreeBsd ports for p5-Net-DNS has been at 0.63 for 10 days.

Patch just adjusts the dependency and bumps portrevision to trigger a rebuild based on dependencies (portupgrade -R p5-Mail-SpamAssassin)

'croak' the DNS.

Fix bumps portrevision and dependency on p5-Net-DNS from 0.60 to 0.63
I would attach a patch, but for some reason, even if I do 'magic things' to the file, you don't like it:

There is an error with your problem report submission. The problem was:

Patch file has wrong content type: got application/x-download but was expecting one matching text/.* or application/shar.

Try renaming the file to have a .txt extension to convince your browser to do the right thing.

diff -bBru /var/tmp/sa324_2/ ./
diff -bBru /var/tmp/sa324_2/Makefile ./Makefile
--- /var/tmp/sa324_2/Makefile   Tue Feb 12 23:13:42 2008
+++ ./Makefile  Thu Mar 27 11:40:07 2008
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
 PORTNAME=      Mail-SpamAssassin
 CATEGORIES=    mail perl5
 MASTER_SITE_SUBDIR=    spamassassin/source/:apache Mail/:cpan
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
 MAINTAINER=    scheidell at secnap.net
 COMMENT=       A highly efficient mail filter for identifying spam
-BUILD_DEPENDS= p5-Net-DNS>=0.60:${PORTSDIR}/dns/p5-Net-DNS \
+BUILD_DEPENDS= p5-Net-DNS>=0.63:${PORTSDIR}/dns/p5-Net-DNS \
                p5-IO-Zlib>=1.04:${PORTSDIR}/archivers/p5-IO-Zlib \
                p5-HTML-Parser>=3.43:${PORTSDIR}/www/p5-HTML-Parser \                p5-IO-Compress-Zlib>=2.04:${PORTSDIR}/archivers/p5-IO-Compress-Zlib \


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