AIX 7.2 TL 0 : sendmail (IJ02918)

low Nessus Plugin ID 108893


The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description The sm_close_on_exec function in conf.c in sendmail before 8.14.9 has arguments in the wrong order, and consequently skips setting expected FD_CLOEXEC flags, which allows local users to access unintended high-numbered file descriptors via a custom mail-delivery program.


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 108893

File Name: aix_IJ02918.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 4/10/2018

Updated: 9/18/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.2

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 4/6/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/6/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3956