GLSA-200603-21 : Sendmail: Race condition in the handling of asynchronous signals

High Nessus Plugin ID 21128


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-21 (Sendmail: Race condition in the handling of asynchronous signals)

ISS discovered that Sendmail is vulnerable to a race condition in the handling of asynchronous signals.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit this via certain crafted timing conditions.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/sendmail-8.13.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21128

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-21.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/23

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sendmail, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0058

GLSA: 200603-21