Sendmail < 8.8.5 MIME Conversion Malformed Header Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code may be run on the remote host.

Description :

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number, may be
vulnerable to a MIME conversion overflow attack which allows anyone to
execute arbitrary commands as root.

Solution :

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.8.5 or later.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 9.0

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 10055 ()

Bugtraq ID: 685

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0047

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