AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
                   ESB-1999.052 -- Red Hat Linux Bulletin
                 SECURITY: new procmail packages available
                               20 April 1999


Red Hat Software, Inc. has released the following advisory concerning
potential security problems in all the procmail packages shipped with Red
Hat Linux.

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Potential security problems have been identified in all the procmail
packages shipped with Red Hat Linux. Currently Red Hat is not aware of any
explots built on these vulnerabilities.

Red Hat would like to thank the members of the Bugtraq list for reporting
these problems and the authors of procmail for quickly providing an update.

Users of Red Hat Linux are recommended to upgrade to the new packages
available under updates directory on our ftp site:

Red Hat Linux 5.0,5.1 and 5.2:

rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/alpha/procmail-3.13.1-1.alpha.rpm

rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/i386/procmail-3.13.1-1.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/sparc/procmail-3.13.1-1.sparc.rpm

Source rpm:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/SRPMS/procmail-3.13.1-1.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 4.2:

rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/alpha/procmail-3.13.1-0.alpha.rpm

rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/procmail-3.13.1-0.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/procmail-3.13.1-0.sparc.rpm

Source rpm:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/SRPMS/procmail-3.13.1-0.src.rpm

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Cristian Gafton   --   gafton@redhat.com   --   Red Hat Software, Inc.
 UNIX is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are.

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