Sendmail < 8.11.2 -bt Option Local Overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote mail server is reportedly affected by a buffer overflow

Description :

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number, may be
vulnerable to a '-bt' overflow attack that allows a local user to
execute arbitrary commands as root.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Sendmail version 8.11.2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 10809 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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