Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2001:075)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13890


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


An input validation error exists in sendmail that may allow local users to write arbitrary data to process memory. This could possibly allow the execute of code or commands with elevated privileges and may also allow a local attacker to gain access to the root account.


Update the affected sendmail, sendmail-cf and / or sendmail-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13890

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-075.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail-cf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail-doc, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2001/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0653

BID: 3163

MDKSA: 2001:075