Fedora 12 : sendmail-8.14.4-3.fc12 (2010-5470)

High Nessus Plugin ID 47389


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This new version of sendmail fixes security bug - handling of bogus certificates with NULLs in CNs. Also many other bugs have been fixed, for complete list please see: http://www.sendmail.org/releases/8.14.4

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected sendmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47389

File Name: fedora_2010-5470.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/01

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:sendmail, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4565

BID: 37543

OSVDB: 62373

FEDORA: 2010-5470

IAVA: 2010-A-0002

CWE: 310