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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0264

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0264.

Sendmail is a Mail Transport Agent (MTA) used to send mail between machines.

A flaw in the handling of asynchronous signals was discovered in Sendmail.
A remote attacker may be able to exploit a race condition to execute
arbitrary code as root. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
assigned the name CVE-2006-0058 to this issue.

By default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, Sendmail is configured to
only accept connections from the local host. Therefore, only users who have
configured Sendmail to listen to remote hosts would be able to be remotely
exploited by this vulnerability.

Users of Sendmail are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patch from the Sendmail team to correct this issue.

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

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 17192
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-0058
Bugtraq: 20060322 sendmail vuln advisories (CVE-2006-0058) (Google Search)
Cert/CC Advisory: TA06-081A
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#834865
Computer Incident Advisory Center Bulletin: Q-151
Debian Security Information: DSA-1015 (Google Search)
FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-06:13
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBTU02116
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX02108
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT061133
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT061135
ISS Security Advisory: 20060322 Sendmail Remote Signal Handling Vulnerability
NETBSD Security Advisory: NetBSD-SA2006-010
OpenBSD Security Advisory: [3.8] 006: SECURITY FIX: March 25, 2006
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2006.24
SGI Security Advisory: 20060302-01-P
SGI Security Advisory: 20060401-01-U
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2006:017 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: smtp-timeout-bo(24584)
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