Debian DSA-1164-1 : sendmail - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22706
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


A programming error has been discovered in sendmail, an alternative mail transport agent for Debian, that could allow a remote attacker to crash the sendmail process by sending a specially crafted email message.

Please note that in order to install this update you also need libsasl2 library from proposed updates as outlined in DSA 1155-2.


Upgrade the sendmail package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 8.13.3-3sarge3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22706

File Name: debian_DSA-1164.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/31/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4434

BID: 19714

DSA: 1164