SUSE-SU-2017:3231-1: moderate: Security update for procmail

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   SUSE Security Update: Security update for procmail

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2017:3231-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1068648 
Cross-References:   CVE-2017-16844
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

   An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


   This update for procmail fixes the following issues:

   Security issue fixed:

   - CVE-2017-16844: Heap-based buffer overflow in the loadbuf function in
     formisc.c in formail in procmail 3.22 allows remote attackers to cause a
     denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code
     via a crafted e-mail message because of a hardcoded realloc size, a
     different vulnerability than CVE-2014-3618. (bnc#1068648)

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch slessp4-procmail-13368=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-procmail-13368=1

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):



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