Sendmail < 8.12.1 RestrictQueueRun Option Multiple Argument Local DoS

Low Nessus Plugin ID 11087


The remote mail server is vulnerable to a denial of service.


The remote Sendmail server, according to its version number, might be vulnerable to a queue destruction when a local user runs

sendmail -q -h1000

If your system does not allow users to process the queue (which is the default), you are not vulnerable.

Note that this vulnerability is _local_ only.


Upgrade to Sendmail 8.12.1 or later. As a workaround, do not allow users to process the queue (RestrictQRun option).

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 11087

File Name: sendmail_queue_destruction.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: remote

Published: 2002/08/18

Updated: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 111549

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2001-0714

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Sendmail

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0714

BID: 3378