Main Inclusion Report for spamassassin


  1. Availability: spamassassin; available for all supported architectures or some subset ? All

  2. Rationale:

  3. Security:

    • CVE entries: Doesn't have any during 2008 so far, the CVEs are for past versions.

    • Secunia history: All relate to earlier versions as well.

    • Any binaries running as root or suid/sgid ? No Any daemons ? Yes, spamd a deamonized version of spamassassin with the aim of improving performance.
    • Network activity: does it open any port ? It has the option to listen on a port, 783 by default. Does it handle incoming network data ? It has the option, but by default only allows local connections.
    • Does it directly (not through a library) process binary (video, audio, etc) or structured (PDF, etc) data ? Yes
    • Any source code review performed ? (The approver will do a quick and shallow check.) No
  4. Quality assurance:

    • In what situations does the package not work out of the box without configuration ? Default config does not enable spamd. You have to modify /etc/defaults/spamassassin.
    • Does the package ask any debconf questions higher than priority 'medium' ? No
    • Debian bugs: (mention any that are particularly relevant, and any showstoppers) None

    • Maintenance in Debian vigorous.

    • Upstream is calm, seem to release a couple of times a year.

    • Upstream bug tracker: (mention any particularly relevant or critical) None

    • Hardware: Does this package deal with hardware and if so how exotic is it ? No
    • Is there a test suite in the upstream source or packaging ? Yes Is it enabled to run in the build ? No
  5. Standards compliance:

  6. Dependencies:

    • libssl-dev
    • libhtml-parser-perl
    • libdigest-sha1-perl
    • libnet-dns-perl
    • Are these all in main ? Yes or MIR filed.
  7. Background information:

    • The general purpose and context of the package should be clear from the package's debian/control file. If it isn't then please explain.
    • What do upstream call this software ? spamassassin Has it had different names in the past ? No


MIR bug: 261968

Author Asommer; reviewers will add comments etc. too

MainInclusionReportSpamassassin (last edited 2008-08-27 19:14:52 by static-72-81-252-22)