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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.11347
Category:SMTP problems
Title:Sendmail Local Starvation and Overflow
Summary:The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,; has buffer overflow and denial of service problem through GECOS field, it gives root access to; local users.
Description:Summary:
The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
has buffer overflow and denial of service problem through GECOS field, it gives root access to
local users.

Solution:
Install sendmail newer than 8.8.3 or install a vendor
supplied patch.

CVSS Score:
7.2

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

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 717
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-1999-0131
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/717
Cert/CC Advisory: CA-96.20.sendmail_vul
XForce ISS Database: smtp-875bo
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 2003 Xue Yong Zhi

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