GLSA-201206-30 : sendmail: X.509 NULL spoofing vulnerability

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-30
(sendmail: X.509 NULL spoofing vulnerability)

A vulnerability has been discovered in sendmail. Please review the CVE
identifier referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using sendmail.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/sendmail-8.14.4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59703 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37543

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4565