Sendmail < 8.13.8 Header Processing Overflow DoS

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Synopsis :

The remote mail server is susceptible to a denial of service
attack.

Description :

The remote mail server is running a version of Sendmail earlier than
8.13.8. Such versions are reportedly affected by a use-after-free
flaw that may allow an attacker to crash the server.

See also :

http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.13.8.php

Solution :

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.13.8 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 17724 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19714

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4434