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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.

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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.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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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.

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