Sendmail < 8.12.9 NOCHAR Control Value prescan Overflow
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 11499
SynopsisArbitrary code may be run on the remote server
DescriptionThe remote Sendmail server, according to its version number, may be vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow allowing remote users to gain root privileges.
Sendmail versions from 5.79 to 8.12.8 are vulnerable.
NOTE: manual patches do not change the version numbers.
Vendors who have released patched versions of Sendmail may still falsely show a vulnerability.
*** Nessus reports this vulnerability using only the banner of the
*** remote SMTP server. Therefore, this might be a false positive.
SolutionUpgrade to Sendmail version 8.12.9 or greater.