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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Sendmail prescan() 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 remote buffer overflow permiting remote
users to gain root rights.

Sendmail versions from 5.79 to 8.12.9 are vulnerable.
Solution : Upgrade to Sendmail ver 8.12.10.
See also : http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-September/010287.html


NOTE: manual patches do not change the version numbers.
Vendors who have released patched versions of sendmail
may still falsely show vulnerability.

*** Nessus reports this vulnerability using only
*** the banner of the remote SMTP server. Therefore,
*** this might be a false positive.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8641, 8649

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2006 Tenable Network Security

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