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RHSA-2003-284: sendmail

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the sendmail packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated Sendmail packages that fix a potentially-exploitable vulnerability
are now available.

Sendmail is a widely used Mail Transport Agent (MTA) and is included in all
Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions.

There is a bug in the prescan() function of Sendmail versions prior to and
including 8.12.9. The sucessful exploitation of this bug can lead to heap
and stack structure overflows. Although no exploit currently exists, this
issue is locally exploitable and may also be remotely exploitable.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2003-0694 to this issue.

All users are advised to update to these erratum packages containing a
backported patch which corrects these vulnerabilities.

Red Hat would like to thank Michal Zalewski for finding and reporting this
issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-284.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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