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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Sendmail Local Starvation and Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the version number

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
has buffer overflow and denial of service problem through
GECOS field, it gives root access to local users.

Solution : Install sendmail newer than 8.8.3 or install a vendor
supplied patch.

Network Security Threat Level: High (Local) / None (remote with no account)

Networks Security ID: 717

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Xue Yong Zhi

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