Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2003:028)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14012


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14012

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-028.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail-cf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail-doc, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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: 3/3/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1337

CERT-CC: CA-2003-07

CERT: 398025

MDKSA: 2003:028