[USN-2340-1] procmail vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-09-15T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2340-1 September 04, 2014

procmail vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


formail could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted mail.

Software Description: - procmail: Versatile e-mail processor


Tavis Ormandy discovered that the formail tool incorrectly handled certain malformed mail headers. An attacker could use this flaw to cause formail to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: procmail 3.22-21ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: procmail 3.22-19ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: procmail 3.22-18ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2340-1 CVE-2014-3618

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/procmail/3.22-21ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/procmail/3.22-19ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/procmail/3.22-18ubuntu1.1

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