AIX 5.3 TL 12 : sendmail (IJ03273)

low Nessus Plugin ID 108897
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VPR Score: 1.4

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3956 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-3956 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.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sendmail_advisory3.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 108897

File Name: aix_IJ03273.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 4/10/2018

Updated: 4/10/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:ibm:aix:5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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