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Arbitrary code may be run on the remote server
The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
may be vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow allowing remote
users to gain root privileges.
Sendmail versions from 5.79 to 8.12.8 are vulnerable.
NOTE: manual patches do not change the version numbers.
Vendors who have released patched versions of sendmail may still
falsely show vulnerability.
*** Nessus reports this vulnerability using only the banner of the
*** remote SMTP server. Therefore, this might be a false positive.
Upgrade to Sendmail ver 8.12.9 or greater or
if you cannot upgrade, apply patches for 8.10-12 here:
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: SMTP problems
Nessus Plugin ID: 11499 ()
Bugtraq ID: 7230
CVE ID: CVE-2003-0161
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