USN-3483-2: procmail vulnerability

21 November 2017

procmail vulnerability



  • procmail - Versatile e-mail processor


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

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

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