Sendmail -C Malformed Configuration Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote server is vulnerable to a privilege escalation attack.

Description :

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number, may be
vulnerable to a 'Mail System Compromise' when a user supplies a custom
configuration file.

Although the mail server is suppose to run as a non-privileged user, a
programming error allows the local attacker to regain the extra
dropped privileges and run commands as root.

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of Sendmail.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 11086 ()

Bugtraq ID: 3377

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0713