Sendmail < 8.6.8 -debug Local Privilege Escalation

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote
sendmail server, according to its version number, allows local users
to gain root access via a large value in the debug (-d) command line
option

Solution :

Install sendmail newer than versions 8.6.8 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)

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 11348 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-1309