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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10248
Category:SMTP problems
Title:Sendmail 'decode' flaw
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:


The remote SMTP server seems to pipe mail
sent to the 'decode' alias to a program.

There have been in the past a lot of security
problems regarding this, as it would allow
an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files
on the remote server.

We suggest you deactivate this alias.


Solution : remove the 'decode' line in /etc/aliases.

Risk factor : High

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0096
Cert/CC Advisory: CA-93.16
Cert/CC Advisory: CA-95.05
Computer Incident Advisory Center Bulletin: A-13
Computer Incident Advisory Center Bulletin: A-14
Sun Security Bulletin: 00122
http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doctype=coll&doc=secbull/122&type=0&nav=sec.sba
XForce ISS Database: smtp-dcod
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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