Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : procmail (MDKSA-2001:085)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13898


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


In older versions of procmail, it is possible to crash procmail by sending it certain signals. If procmail is installed setuid, this could be exploited to gain unauthorized privilege. This problem is fixed in unstable version 3.20 and stable version 3.15.2.


Update the affected procmail package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13898

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-085.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:procmail, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0905

MDKSA: 2001:085