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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Sendmail long debug local overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the version number

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
permits local users to gain root access via a large value in
the debug (-d) command line option

Solution : Install sendmail newer than versions 8.6.8 or install
a vendor supplied patch.

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

Networks Security ID:

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

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