USN-2340-1: procmail vulnerability
4 September 2014
formail could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted mail.
- 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.