This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-05
(Xmail: Privilege escalation through sendmail)
iDEFENSE reported that the AddressFromAtPtr function in the
sendmail program fails to check bounds on arguments passed from other
functions, and as a result an exploitable stack overflow condition
occurs when specifying the '-t' command line option.
A local attacker can make a malicious call to sendmail,
potentially resulting in code execution with elevated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Xmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/xmail-1.22'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20314 (gentoo_GLSA-200512-05.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2943