Scientific Linux Security Update : sendmail on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60169


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


The configuration of Sendmail 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).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60169

File Name: sl_20070501_sendmail_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7176