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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Sendmail DNS Map TXT record overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the version number

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
may be vulnerable to a buffer overflow its DNS handling code.

The owner of a malicious name server could use this flaw
to execute arbitrary code on this host.


Solution : Upgrade to Sendmail 8.12.5
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5122

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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