FreeBSD : sendmail -- race condition vulnerability (08ac7b8b-bb30-11da-b2fb-000e0c2e438a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21381


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Problem Description A race condition has been reported to exist in the handling by sendmail of asynchronous signals. Impact A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running sendmail, typically root. Workaround There is no known workaround other than disabling sendmail.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21381

File Name: freebsd_pkg_08ac7b8bbb3011dab2fb000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

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:freebsd:freebsd:sendmail, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0058

OSVDB: 24037

FreeBSD: SA-06:13.sendmail