AIX 5.3 TL 10 : sendmail (IZ72836)

high Nessus Plugin ID 63812
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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: 63812

File Name: aix_IZ72836.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 1/24/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: 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: 3/29/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/29/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4565

IAVA: 2010-A-0002

CWE: 310