Debian DSA-1164-1 : sendmail - programming error

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22706


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: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2018/07/20

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4434

BID: 19714

DSA: 1164