Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2003:086)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14068
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.