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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Procmail Vendors:   Procmail.org
Procmail Buffer Overflow in formail loadbuf() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039844
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039844
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-16844   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 21 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 3.22, possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Procmail. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted email message to trigger a heap overflow in the loadbuf() function in the formail 'formisc.c' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Jakub Wilk reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 21 2017 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Procmail Buffer Overflow in formail loadbuf() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 17.04, and 17.10.
Nov 29 2017 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Procmail Buffer Overflow in formail loadbuf() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Nov 30 2017 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Procmail Buffer Overflow in formail loadbuf() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 7.
Nov 30 2017 (CentOS Issues Fix) Procmail Buffer Overflow in formail loadbuf() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 7.



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