Sendmail headers.c crackaddr Function Address Field Handling Remote Overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 11316


The remote host has an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote Sendmail server, according to its version number, may be affected by a remote buffer overflow allowing remote users to gain root privileges.

Sendmail versions from 5.79 to 8.12.7 are affected.

*** Nessus reports this vulnerability using only
*** the banner of the remote SMTP server. Therefore,
*** this might be a false positive.


Upgrade to Sendmail version 8.12.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11316

File Name: sendmail_header.nasl

Version: 1.44

Type: remote

Published: 3/3/2003

Updated: 9/17/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2002-1337


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Sendmail

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/4/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1337

BID: 6991

CERT-CC: CA-2003-07

CERT: 398025