Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2003:086)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14068


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


A vulnerability was discovered in all 8.12.x versions of sendmail up to and including 8.12.8. Due to wrong initialization of RESOURCE_RECORD_T structures, if sendmail receives a bad DNS reply it will call free() on random addresses which usually causes sendmail to crash.

These updated packages are patched to fix the problem.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14068

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-086.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2014/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/08/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0688

MDKSA: 2003:086