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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.11086
Category:SMTP problems
Title:Sendmail custom configuration file
Summary:The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,; may be vulnerable to a 'Mail System Compromise' when a user supplies a custom configuration file.; Although the mail server is suppose to run as a lambda user, a programming error allows the local; attacker to regain the extra dropped privileges and run commands as root.;; Note: This vulnerability is _local_ only
Description:Summary:
The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
may be vulnerable to a 'Mail System Compromise' when a user supplies a custom configuration file.
Although the mail server is suppose to run as a lambda user, a programming error allows the local
attacker to regain the extra dropped privileges and run commands as root.

Note: This vulnerability is _local_ only

Solution:
Upgrade to the latest version of Sendmail.

CVSS Score:
4.6

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 3377
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2001-0713
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3377
BindView Security Advisory: 20011001 Multiple Local Sendmail Vulnerabilities
http://razor.bindview.com/publish/advisories/adv_sm812.html
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/7192.php
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 2002 Michel Arboi

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