GLSA-201206-30 : sendmail: X.509 NULL spoofing vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 59703


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-30 (sendmail: X.509 NULL spoofing vulnerability)

A vulnerability has been discovered in sendmail. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using sendmail.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/sendmail-8.14.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59703

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-30.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 6/26/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sendmail, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/25/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4565

BID: 37543

CWE: 310

IAVA: 2010-A-0002

GLSA: 201206-30