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

high Nessus Plugin ID 21128
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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'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21128

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-21.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 3/23/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: 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: 3/22/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0058

GLSA: 200603-21