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

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Synopsis :

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

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
crash.

These updated packages are patched to fix the problem.

See also :

http://www.sendmail.org/dnsmap1.html
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=54367

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

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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