Scientific Linux Security Update : procmail on SL7.x x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 104867


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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.


Update the affected procmail and / or procmail-debuginfo packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 104867

File Name: sl_20171129_procmail_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: Revision: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/30

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16844