Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2006:104)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21719


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


A vulnerability in the way Sendmail handles multi-part MIME messages was discovered that could allow a remote attacker to create a carefully crafted message that could crash the sendmail process during delivery.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21719

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-104.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/16

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

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: 2006/06/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1173

CERT: 146718

MDKSA: 2006:104