Sendmail < 8.7.6 Multiple Local Vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2012 Xue Yong Zhi


Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by
multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
has a buffer overflow and denial of service problem. Using
a flaw in the GECOS field handling, it may allow a local
user to gain root access.

Solution :

Install Sendmail 8.7.6, 8.8.x or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 11347 ()

Bugtraq ID: 717

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0131