Sendmail < 8.8.3 Daemon Mode Local Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2014 Xue Yong Zhi


Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by a local
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number, allows
local user to start it in daemon mode and gain root privileges.

Solution :

Install sendmail newer than 8.8.3 or install a vendor-supplied
patch.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C)

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 11346 ()

Bugtraq ID: 716

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0130