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[DSA1015] DSA-1015-1 sendmail

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-1015-1 sendmail

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Mark Dowd discovered a flaw in the handling of asynchronous signals in
sendmail, a powerful, efficient, and scalable mail transport agent.
This permits a remote attacker to exploit a race condition to
execute arbitrary code as root.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 8.12.3-7.2.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 8.13.4-3sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 8.13.6-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your sendmail package immediately.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1015
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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