CVE-2017-16844

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2017-09-22
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
1500070: CVE-2017-16844 procmail: Heap-based buffer overflow in loadbuf function in formisc.c
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in procmail's formail utility. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted email that, when processed by formail, could cause formail to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code as the user running formail.

Find out more about CVE-2017-16844 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of procmail as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Extended Life Cycle phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

This issue affects the versions of procmail as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Important security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (procmail) RHSA-2017:3269 2017-11-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 procmail Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 procmail Will not fix

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