SUSE-SA:2006:017: sendmail

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2010 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:017 (sendmail).


The popular MTA sendmail is vulnerable to a race condition when handling
signals.
Under certain circumstances this bug can be exploited by an attacker to
execute commands remotely.

Sendmail was the default MTA in SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8. Later
products use postfix as MTA.

Thanks to Mark Dowd who found this bug.

Solution :

http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2006_17_sendmail.html

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21138 ()

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