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Category:SMTP problems
Title:Sendmail prescan() overflow

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
may be vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow allowing remote
users to gain root privileges.

Sendmail versions from 5.79 to 8.12.9 are vulnerable.
Solution : Upgrade to Sendmail ver 8.12.10.
See also :

NOTE: manual patches do not change the version numbers.
Vendors who have released patched versions of sendmail
may still falsely show vulnerability.

*** Openvas reports this vulnerability using only
*** the banner of the remote SMTP server. Therefore,
*** this might be a false positive.

Risk factor : High

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 8641
BugTraq ID: 8649
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0681
Bugtraq: 20030917 GLSA: sendmail (200309-13) (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20030919 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.041] OpenPKG Security Advisory (sendmail) (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#108964
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:742
Debian Security Information: DSA-384 (Google Search)
Immunix Linux Advisory: IMNX-2003-7+-021-01
XForce ISS Database: sendmail-ruleset-parsing-bo(13216)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0694
Bugtraq: 20030917 Sendmail 8.12.9 prescan bug (a new one) [CAN-2003-0694] (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20030917 [slackware-security] Sendmail vulnerabilities fixed (SSA:2003-260-02) (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#784980
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-03:13
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT3631
SCO Security Bulletin: CSSA-2003-036.0
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2004.11
CopyrightThis script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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