Sendmail headers.c crackaddr Function Address Field Handling Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2016 SECNAP Network Security

Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by a buffer
overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number, may be
affected by a remote buffer overflow allowing remote users to gain
root privileges.

Sendmail versions from 5.79 to 8.12.7 are affected.

*** Nessus reports this vulnerability using only
*** the banner of the remote SMTP server. Therefore,
*** this might be a false positive.

Solution :

Upgrade to Sendmail ver 8.12.8 or later. If you cannot upgrade, apply
patches for 8.10-12 here :

NOTE: manual patches do not change the version numbers.
Vendors who have released patched versions of sendmail
may still falsely show vulnerability.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 11316 ()

Bugtraq ID: 6991

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1337

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