Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2003:092)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14074


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


A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the address parsing code in all versions of sendmail prior to 8.12.10 by Michal Zalewski, with a patch to fix the problem provided by Todd C. Miller. This vulnerability seems to be remotely exploitable on Linux systems running on the x86 platform; the sendmail team is unsure of other platforms (CVE-2003-0694).

Another potential buffer overflow was fixed in ruleset parsing which is not exploitable in the default sendmail configuration. A problem may occur if non-standard rulesets recipient (2), final (4), or mailer- specific envelope recipients rulesets are use. This problem was discovered by Timo Sirainen (CVE-2003-0681).

MandrakeSoft encourages all users who use sendmail to upgrade to the provided packages which are patched to fix both problems.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14074

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-092.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2015/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0681, CVE-2003-0694

MDKSA: 2003:092