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Category:SMTP problems
Title:Sendmail Mail Relay Vulnerability
Summary:This host is installed with Sendmail and is prone to mail relay; vulnerability.
This host is installed with Sendmail and is prone to mail relay

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw is due to an error in the mailconf module in Linuxconf which
generates the Sendmail configuration file ( and configures Sendmail to run as an open mail
relay, which allows remote attackers to send Spam email.

Vulnerability Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow attackers to send email messages outside
of the served network. This could result in unauthorized messages being sent from the vulnerable server.

Affected Software/OS:
Linuxconf versions 1.24 r2, 1.2.5 r3
Linuxconf versions 1.24 r2, 1.2.5 r3 on Conectiva Linux 6.0 through 8
IBM AIX versions 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 5.1, 5.1 L, 5.2.

Upgrade to the latest version of Linuxconf version 1.29r1 or later. For IBM AIX, apply the patch from
the referenced ibm link.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 6118
BugTraq ID: 7580
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2002-1278
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2002:544
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0285
Bugtraq: 20030513 AIX sendmail open relay (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#814617
XForce ISS Database: aix-sendmail-mail-relay(11993)
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