Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : sendmail (SSA:2006-166-01)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 21699
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The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New sendmail packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a possible denial-of-service issue. Sendmail's complete advisory may be found here: Sendmail has also provided an FAQ about this issue: The CVE entry for this issue may be found here:


Update the affected sendmail and / or sendmail-cf packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21699

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2006-166-01.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 6/16/2006

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:sendmail, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:sendmail-cf, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.2, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 6/15/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1173

SSA: 2006-166-01