Sendmail < 8.14.9 close-on-exec SMTP Connection Manipulation

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote mail server is affected by an SMTP connection manipulation
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote mail server is running a version of Sendmail prior to
8.14.9. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw related to file
descriptors and the 'close-on-exec' flag that may allow a local
attacker to cause unspecified impact on open SMTP connections.

See also :

http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.14.9
http://freecode.com/projects/sendmail/releases/363923

Solution :

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.14.9 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 74289 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67791

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3956