[TriLUG] URGENT: spamassassin update
mhrivnak at hrivnak.org
Fri Jan 1 22:23:35 EST 2010
If you run spamassassin anywhere, run sa-update immediately.
There is a default rule, "FH_DATE_PAST_20XX", which is supposed to match when
a date is "grossly in the future". They thoughtfully defined this as anything
in or after the year 2010. It has obviously caused chaos today around the
world. In my debian deployments, the default score for that rule is 3.5.
They have updated the rule, again quite thoughtfully, so that it now defines
"grossly in the future" as any date in or after 2020. Hopefully this is just
a quick fix, and they'll do something more intelligent soon.
Here is the issue: https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6269
The rule update should be automatically picked up when when sa-update runs
next. This is how you can verify that the new rule is in place (obviously
change the path to match your system):
$ grep FH_DATE_PAST_20XX
header FH_DATE_PAST_20XX Date =~ /20[2-9][0-9]/ [if-unset: 2006]
describe FH_DATE_PAST_20XX The date is grossly in the future.
Note that the regular expression now includes "[2-9]" instead of "[1-9]".
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