Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : procmail vulnerability (USN-2340-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected procmail package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77555 ()

Bugtraq ID: 69573

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3618

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