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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Sendmail queue manipulation & destruction

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks the version number for 'queue destruction'

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
might be vulnerable to a queue destruction when a local user
runs
sendmail -q -h1000

If you system does not permit users to process the queue (which
is the default), you are not vulnerable.

Solution : upgrade to the latest version of Sendmail or
do not permit users to process the queue (RestrictQRun option)
Network Security Threat Level: Low
Note : This vulnerability is _local_ only

Networks Security ID: 3378

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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