Sendmail Custom DNS Map TXT Query Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 11232


Arbitrary code may be run on this host.


The remote sendmail server, according to its version number, may be vulnerable to a buffer overflow in its DNS handling code.

The owner of a malicious name server could use this flaw to cause a denial of service and possibly to execute arbitrary code on this host.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11232

File Name: sendmail_dns_map_txt_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: remote

Published: 2003/02/17

Modified: 2012/06/25

Dependencies: 10263, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Required KB Items: SMTP/sendmail

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0906

BID: 5122

OSVDB: 5056