Debian: DSA-4041-1: procmail security update

    Date19 Nov 2017
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Jakub Wilk reported a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in procmail's formail utility when processing specially-crafted email headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause formail to crash, resulting in a denial of service or data loss.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4041-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    November 19, 2017                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : procmail
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-16844
    Debian Bug     : 876511
    
    Jakub Wilk reported a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in
    procmail's formail utility when processing specially-crafted email
    headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause formail to
    crash, resulting in a denial of service or data loss.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 3.22-24+deb8u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.22-25+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your procmail packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of procmail please refer to its
    security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/procmail
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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