Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2003:086)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in all 8.12.x versions of sendmail up
to and including 8.12.8. Due to wrong initialization of
RESOURCE_RECORD_T structures, if sendmail receives a bad DNS reply it
will call free() on random addresses which usually causes sendmail to

These updated packages are patched to fix the problem.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14068 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-086.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0688

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