Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2003:042-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Michal Zalweski discovered a vulnerability in sendmail versions
earlier than 8.12.9 in the address parser, which performs insufficient
bounds checking in certain conditions due to a char to int conversion.
This vulnerability makes it poissible for an attacker to take control
of sendmail and is thought to be remotely exploitable, and very likely
locally exploitable. Updated packages are available with patches
applied (the older versions), and the new fixed version is available
for Mandrake Linux 9.1 users.

Update :

The packages for Mandrake Linux 9.1 and 9.1/PPC were not GPG-signed.
This has been fixed and as a result the md5sums have changed. Thanks
to Mark Lyda for pointing this out.

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)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14026 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-042.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0161

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