Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : procmail (ELSA-2014-1172)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77622


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1172 :

Updated procmail packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

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

The procmail program is used for local mail delivery. In addition to just delivering mail, procmail can be used for automatic filtering, presorting, and other mail handling jobs.

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

All procmail users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected procmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77622

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-1172.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/11

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:procmail, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3618

BID: 69573

OSVDB: 110889

RHSA: 2014:1172