Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2006:058)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21132


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


A race condition was reported in sendmail in how it handles asynchronous signals. This could allow a remote attacker to be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running sendmail.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem via a patch provided by the Sendmail Consortium via CERT.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21132

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-058.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/23

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0058

CERT: 834865

MDKSA: 2006:058