RHEL 4 : sendmail (RHSA-2007:0252)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25142


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated sendmail packages that fix a security issue and various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Sendmail is a very widely used Mail Transport Agent (MTA). MTAs deliver mail from one machine to another. Sendmail is not a client program, but rather a behind-the-scenes daemon that moves email over networks or the Internet to its final destination.

The configuration of Sendmail on Red Hat Enterprise Linux was found to not reject the 'localhost.localdomain' domain name for e-mail messages that came from external hosts. This could have allowed remote attackers to disguise spoofed messages (CVE-2006-7176).

This updated package also fixes the following bugs :

* Infinite loop within tls read.

* Incorrect path to selinuxenabled in initscript.

* Build artifacts from sendmail-cf package.

* Missing socketmap support.

* Add support for CipherList configuration directive.

* Path for aliases file.

* Failure of shutting down sm-client.

* Allows to specify persistent queue runners.

* Missing dnl for SMART_HOST define.

* Fixes connections stay in CLOSE_WAIT.

All users of Sendmail should upgrade to these updated packages, which contains backported patches to resolve these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25142

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0252.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/02

Updated: 2018/11/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sendmail, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sendmail-cf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sendmail-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sendmail-doc, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7176

RHSA: 2007:0252