Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDVSA-2010:003)

High Nessus Plugin ID 43867


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


A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in sendmail :

sendmail before 8.14.4 does not properly handle a '\0' (NUL) character in a Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which (1) allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL-based SMTP servers via a crafted server certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, and (2) allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a crafted client certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2009-4565).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

This update provides a fix for this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43867

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/01/13

Modified: 2014/06/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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: 2010/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4565

BID: 37543

MDVSA: 2010:003

IAVA: 2010-A-0002

CWE: 310