Sendmail < 8.13.2 Mail X-Header Handling Remote Overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote mail server is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of the Sendmail mail server
earlier than 8.13.2. Such versions are reportedly affected by a remote
buffer overflow vulnerability. An attacker could leverage this flaw to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the affected
application.

See also :

http://www.nmrc.org/~thegnome/blog/apr09/
http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.13.2

Solution :

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.13.2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 38877 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34944

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1490