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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:41:14 -0500 (EST)
To: Jakub Wilk <>
Subject: Re: heap overflow in procmail

On Wed, 21 Jan 2015, Jakub Wilk wrote:

> * Tavis Ormandy <>, 2014-09-03, 11:52:
>> I noticed a heap overflow in procmail when parsing addresses with 
>> unbalanced quotes.
> Unfortunately, there's more:
> Apparently procmail upstream is inactive; and nobody understands how this 
> code works.
> At this point, I'd recommend that formail users switch to reformail[0], which 
> is mostly (but not completely) compatible with formail.
> [0]
> -- 
> Jakub Wilk

The Debian bug report does not contain diagnosis of the type of 
programming error that is triggering each crash, so it is not clear how 
many CVE identifiers must be assigned.

What are the root causes of the errors for each of the three test cases?


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