Ubuntu 2340-1: procmail vulnerability

    Date04 Sep 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    formail could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted mail.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2340-1
    September 04, 2014
    
    procmail vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    formail could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially
    crafted mail.
    
    Software Description:
    - procmail: Versatile e-mail processor
    
    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.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      procmail                        3.22-21ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      procmail                        3.22-19ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      procmail                        3.22-18ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2340-1
      CVE-2014-3618
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/procmail/3.22-21ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/procmail/3.22-19ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/procmail/3.22-18ubuntu1.1
    
    
    
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