Sendmail < 8.8.4 Group Write File Hardlink Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11349


The remote host has an application that is affected by local privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote sendmail server, according to its version number, allows local users to write to a file and gain group permissions via a .forward or :include: file.


Install sendmail newer than 8.8.4 or install a vendor-supplied patch.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11349

File Name: sendmail_forword_include.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: remote

Published: 2003/03/11

Modified: 2014/03/05

Dependencies: 10263, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:W/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Required KB Items: SMTP/sendmail

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1996/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0129

BID: 715

OSVDB: 1113