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[GLSA-200512-05] Xmail: Privilege escalation through sendmail

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Xmail: Privilege escalation through sendmail

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-05
(Xmail: Privilege escalation through sendmail)


iDEFENSE reported that the AddressFromAtPtr function in the
sendmail program fails to check bounds on arguments passed from other
functions, and as a result an exploitable stack overflow condition
occurs when specifying the "-t" command line option.

Impact

A local attacker can make a malicious call to sendmail,
potentially resulting in code execution with elevated rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2943
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=321&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=true


Solution:
All Xmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/xmail-1.22"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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