Sendmail < 8.8.4 Group Write File Hardlink Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2014 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 write to a file and gain group permissions via a
.forward or :include: file.

Solution :

Install sendmail newer than 8.8.4 or install a vendor-supplied
patch.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:W/RC:ND)

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 11349 ()

Bugtraq ID: 715

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0129