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USN-2340-1: procmail vulnerability

4 September 2014

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




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

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.