SUSE-SA:2006:017: sendmail

High Nessus Plugin ID 21138


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:017 (sendmail).

The popular MTA sendmail is vulnerable to a race condition when handling signals.
Under certain circumstances this bug can be exploited by an attacker to execute commands remotely.

Sendmail was the default MTA in SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8. Later products use postfix as MTA.

Thanks to Mark Dowd who found this bug.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21138

File Name: suse_SA_2006_017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/03/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list