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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51024
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2003:284
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2003:284.

Sendmail is a widely used Mail Transport Agent (MTA) and is included in all
Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions.

There is a bug in the prescan() function of Sendmail versions prior to and
including 8.12.9. The sucessful exploitation of this bug can lead to heap
and stack structure overflows. Although no exploit currently exists, this
issue is locally exploitable and may also be remotely exploitable.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2003-0694 to this issue.

All users are advised to update to these erratum packages containing a
backported patch which corrects these vulnerabilities.

Red Hat would like to thank Michal Zalewski for finding and reporting this
issue.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-284.html

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:
10.0

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0694
Bugtraq: 20030917 GLSA: sendmail (200309-13) (Google Search)
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106383437615742&w=2
Bugtraq: 20030917 Sendmail 8.12.9 prescan bug (a new one) [CAN-2003-0694] (Google Search)
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106381604923204&w=2
Bugtraq: 20030917 [slackware-security] Sendmail vulnerabilities fixed (SSA:2003-260-02) (Google Search)
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106382859407683&w=2
Bugtraq: 20030919 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.041] OpenPKG Security Advisory (sendmail) (Google Search)
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=106398718909274&w=2
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2003-25.html
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#784980
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/784980
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:742
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000742
Debian Security Information: DSA-384 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-384
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-03:13
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2003-q3/4119.html
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT3631
Immunix Linux Advisory: IMNX-2003-7+-021-01
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:092
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A2975
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A572
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A603
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-283.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-284.html
SCO Security Bulletin: CSSA-2003-036.0
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2004.11
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/SCOSA-2004.11/SCOSA-2004.11.txt
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2003-q3/0113.html
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