Debian DSA-384-1 : sendmail - buffer overflows
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15221
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionTwo vulnerabilities were reported in sendmail.
- CAN-2003-0681 :
A 'potential buffer overflow in ruleset parsing' for Sendmail 8.12.9, when using the nonstandard rulesets (1) recipient (2), final, or (3) mailer-specific envelope recipients, has unknown consequences.
- CAN-2003-0694 :
The prescan function in Sendmail 8.12.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via buffer overflow attacks, as demonstrated using the parseaddr function in parseaddr.c.
SolutionFor the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in sendmail version 8.12.3-6.6 and sendmail-wide version 8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.5.
We recommend that you update your sendmail package.