USN-2340-1: procmail vulnerability

04 September 2014

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

Releases

Packages

  • procmail - Versatile e-mail processor

Details

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
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

References