Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDKSA-2006:156)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23900


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


Moritz Jodeit discovered a vulnerability in sendmail when processing very long header lines that could be exploited to cause a Denial of Service by crashing sendmail.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23900

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4434

BID: 19714

MDKSA: 2006:156