Sendmail < 8.14.4 SSL Certificate NULL Character Spoofing

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Synopsis :

The remote mail server is susceptible to a man-in-the-middle attack.

Description :

The remote mail server is running a version of Sendmail earlier than
8.14.4. Such versions are reportedly affected by a flaw that may allow
an attacker to spoof SSL certificates by using a NULL character in
certain certificate fields.

A remote attacker may exploit this to perform a man-in-the-middle

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.14.4 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 43637 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37543

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4565