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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Sendmail remote header buffer 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 8.12.7 are vulnerable.
Solution : Upgrade to Sendmail ver 8.12.8 or greater or
if you cannot upgrade, apply patches for 8.10-12 here:

http://www.sendmail.org/patchcr.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.

see http://www.iss.net/issEn/delivery/xforce/alertdetail.jsp?oid=21950
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2003-07.html
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/398025

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2794, 6991

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 SECNAP Network Security

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