AIX 5.3 TL 9 : sendmail (IZ72835)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63811

Synopsis

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description

'sendmail before 8.14.4 does not properly handle a '\0' 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.'.

Solution

Install the appropriate interim fix.

See Also

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sendmail_advisory.asc

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63811

File Name: aix_IZ72835.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2013/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:5.3

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4565

IAVA: 2010-A-0002

CWE: 310