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[GLSA-200603-21] Sendmail: Race condition in the handling of asynchronous signals

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sendmail: Race condition in the handling of asynchronous signals

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-21
(Sendmail: Race condition in the handling of asynchronous signals)


ISS discovered that Sendmail is vulnerable to a race condition in
the handling of asynchronous signals.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this via certain crafted timing
conditions.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0058
http://www.sendmail.com/company/advisory/index.shtml


Solution:
All Sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/sendmail-8.13.6"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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