CentOS 7 : procmail (CESA-2017:3269)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 104817


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


An update for procmail is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The procmail packages contain a mail processing tool that can be used to create mail servers, mailing lists, sort incoming mail into separate folders or files, preprocess mail, start any program upon mail arrival, or automatically forward selected incoming mail.

Security Fix(es) :

* A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in procmail's formail utility. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted email that, when processed by formail, could cause formail to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running formail. (CVE-2017-16844)


Update the affected procmail package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 104817

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-3269.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/29

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:procmail, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16844

RHSA: 2017:3269