Sendmail < 8.14.9 close-on-exec SMTP Connection Manipulation

low Nessus Plugin ID 74289
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VPR Score: 1.4


The remote mail server is affected by an SMTP connection manipulation vulnerability.


The remote mail server is running a version of Sendmail prior to 8.14.9. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw related to file descriptors and the 'close-on-exec' flag that may allow a local attacker to cause unspecified impact on open SMTP connections.


Upgrade to Sendmail 8.14.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 74289

File Name: sendmail_8_14_9.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 6/3/2014

Updated: 9/17/2018

Dependencies: sendmail_detect.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-3956

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Sendmail

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/21/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/21/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3956

BID: 67791