Debian DSA-384-1 : sendmail - buffer overflows

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15221
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Two 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.

Solution

For 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.

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-384

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15221

File Name: debian_DSA-384.nasl

Version: 1.30

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sendmail, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/17/2003

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/17/2003

Reference Information

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

BID: 8641, 8649

DSA: 384