GLSA-200603-21 : Sendmail: Race condition in the handling of asynchronous signals

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-21
(Sendmail: Race condition in the handling of asynchronous signals)

ISS discovered that Sendmail is vulnerable to a race condition in
the handling of asynchronous signals.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this via certain crafted timing
conditions.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.sendmail.com/company/advisory/index.shtml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200603-21.xml

Solution :

All Sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/sendmail-8.13.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21128 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0058