SUSE SLES11 Security Update : procmail (SUSE-SU-2017:3231-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 105094

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for procmail fixes the following issues: Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2017-16844: Heap-based buffer overflow in the loadbuf function in formisc.c in formail in procmail 3.22 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted e-mail message because of a hard-coded realloc size, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-3618. (bnc#1068648)

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

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-procmail-13368=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-procmail-13368=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1068648

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16844/

http://www.nessus.org/u?7c0c66b8

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 105094

File Name: suse_SU-2017-3231-1.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/08

Updated: 2019/09/11

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:novell:suse_linux:procmail, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3618, CVE-2017-16844

BID: 69573