Scientific Linux Security Update : procmail on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 77629


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77629

File Name: sl_20140910_procmail_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/11

Modified: 2015/10/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2014/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3618