procmail - Versatile e-mail processor

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name procmail
Package version 3.22
Package release 24+deb8u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 264 B
Download size 138.15 KB
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Can be used to create mail-servers, mailing lists, sort your incoming
mail into separate folders/files (very convenient when subscribing to one
or more mailing lists or for prioritising your mail), preprocess your
mail, start any programs upon mail arrival (e.g. to generate different
chimes on your workstation for different types of mail) or selectively
forward certain incoming mail automatically to someone.


Package Version Architecture Repository
procmail_3.22-24+deb8u1_amd64.deb 3.22 amd64 Debian Main
procmail - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package procmail_3.22-24+deb8u1_i386.deb
Source Package procmail

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install procmail deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install procmail




2017-11-19 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-24+deb8u1) jessie-security; urgency=high
* Fix buffer overflow in loadbuf(). Closes: #876511.
Reported by Jakub Wilk using American Fuzzy Lop.
For reference, this is CVE-2017-16844.
2015-02-11 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-24) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix two memory corruption problems in formail. Closes: #769937.
Reported by Jakub Wilk. Patch by Jan Darmochwal. Thanks a lot.
The problems are the following:
- Off-by-one heap overflow when parsing addresses that have left angle
bracket, then a comma, but no right angle bracket: <,
- Off-by-one heap overflow when parsing addresses that end with
backslash: <\
2014-12-03 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-23) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fixed heap overflow in procmail that made it to segfault on
some unusual (but legit) .procmailrc files. Closes: #771958.
Thanks a lot to Tero Marttila.
2014-09-04 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-22) unstable; urgency=high
* Fixed heap overflow in formail that made it to crash on messages
having specially-crafted headers. Closes: #704675, #760443.
For reference, this is CVE-2014-3618.
2013-10-15 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-21) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches: Try to correlate patches with bugs and Debian releases.
* Really adopt remaining changes from procmail 3.23pre. No code changes
here, just some documentation and RCS Id strings. As a result, this
release now identifies itself as 3.23pre which is a lot closer to reality.
* Removed obsolete Conflicts: suidmanager.
2012-06-06 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-20) unstable; urgency=low
* Added recommended targets build-arch and build-indep.
* Build with hardening flags. Closes: #674658.
* Added homepage control field.
* Added lintian overrides.
2010-04-26 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-19) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopted remaining code changes from procmail 3.23pre.
* Changed MTA recommends to "default-mta | mail-transport-agent".
* Changed mailstat to use [:alnum:] instead of 0-9A-Za-z.
Thanks to Juhan Kundla. Closes: #337048.
* Document that the repetition operator is not supported.
Thanks to Justin Pryzby. Closes: #452723.
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format, 27 patches.
2009-10-21 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-18) unstable; urgency=low
* Renamed function 'getline' to 'procmail_getline' to avoid namespace
clash with modern POSIX. Fixes FTBFS with gcc 4.4. Closes: #549426.
Patch from Ubuntu. Thanks a lot.
2009-09-03 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-17) unstable; urgency=medium
* Changed mailfold.c to fix off-by-one malloc error in writefolder()
which made procmail to crash. Closes: #474298, #484352.
* Do not ignore errors from make realclean.
* Cleanup of debian/rules.
2006-04-30 - Santiago Vila <>
procmail (3.22-16) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed formisc.c so that formail -n actually works (Closes: #151627).
* Changed procmailex(5) so that it points to the examples directory
in the Debian binary package, not the source (Closes: #355472).
* Modified description to not use "real" as an adverb (Closes: #356828).

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