Debian DSA-1015-1 : sendmail - programming error

High Nessus Plugin ID 22557


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


Mark Dowd discovered a flaw in the handling of asynchronous signals in sendmail, a powerful, efficient, and scalable mail transport agent.
This allows a remote attacker to exploit a race condition to execute arbitrary code as root.


Upgrade the sendmail package immediately.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 8.12.3-7.2.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 8.13.4-3sarge1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22557

File Name: debian_DSA-1015.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sendmail, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0058

CERT: 834865

DSA: 1015