Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : sendmail (SSA:2006-166-01)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New sendmail packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1,
10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a possible denial-of-service
issue. Sendmail's complete advisory may be found here:
http://www.sendmail.com/security/advisories/SA-200605-01.txt.asc
Sendmail has also provided an FAQ about this issue:
http://www.sendmail.com/security/advisories/SA-200605-01/faq.shtml The
CVE entry for this issue may be found here:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1173

See also :

http://www.sendmail.com/security/advisories/SA-200605-01.txt.asc
http://www.sendmail.com/security/advisories/SA-200605-01/faq.shtml
http://www.nessus.org/u?27f050e4

Solution :

Update the affected sendmail and / or sendmail-cf packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21699 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1173