USN-3483-2: procmail vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3483-2

21st November, 2017

procmail vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software description

  • procmail
    – Versatile e-mail processor

Details

USN-3483-1 fixed a vulnerability in procmail. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Jakub Wilk discovered that the formail tool incorrectly handled certain
malformed mail messages. 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 version:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
procmail

3.22-19ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2017-16844


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3483-2: procmail vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3483-2: procmail vulnerability.

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