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Category:SMTP problems
Title:Sendmail 'decode' flaw

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
XForce ISS Database: smtp-dcod
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 1999 Renaud Deraison

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