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

high Nessus Plugin ID 21132
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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: 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: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: 3/22/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0058

CERT: 834865

MDKSA: 2006:058