Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2003:028)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in sendmail by Mark Dowd of ISS X-Force
that involves mail header manipulation that can result in a remote
user gaining root access to the system running the vulnerable
sendmail.

Patches supplied by the sendmail development team have been applied to
correct this issue. MandrakeSoft encourages all users who have chosen
to use sendmail (as opposed to the default MTA, postfix) to upgrade to
this version of sendmail immediately.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14012 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-028.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1337

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