Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2003:028)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14012
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability was discovered in sendmail by Mark Dowd of ISS X-Force that involves mail header manipulation that can result in a remote user gaining root access to the system running the vulnerable sendmail.
Patches supplied by the sendmail development team have been applied to correct this issue. MandrakeSoft encourages all users who have chosen to use sendmail (as opposed to the default MTA, postfix) to upgrade to this version of sendmail immediately.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.