Debian DSA-1155-2 : sendmail - programming error

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22697


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


It turned out that the sendmail binary depends on libsasl2 (>= 2.1.19.dfsg1) which is neither available in the stable nor in the security archive. This version is scheduled for the inclusion in the next update of the stable release, though.

You'll have to download the referenced file for your architecture from below and install it with dpkg -i.

As an alternative, temporarily adding the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list will mitigate the problem as well :

deb stable-proposed-updates main

Here is the original security advisory for completeness :

Frank Sheiness discovered that a MIME conversion routine in sendmail, a powerful, efficient, and scalable mail transport agent, could be tricked by a specially crafted mail to perform an endless recursion.


Upgrade the sendmail package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 8.13.4-3sarge2.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22697

File Name: debian_DSA-1155.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1173

BID: 18433

CERT: 146718

DSA: 1155