AIX 7.1 TL 5 : sendmail (IJ03121)

low Nessus Plugin ID 108896


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: 108896

File Name: aix_IJ03121.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 4/10/2018

Updated: 4/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:7.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/6/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/6/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3956