Sendmail < 8.14.9 close-on-exec SMTP Connection Manipulation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74289


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: Medium

ID: 74289

File Name: sendmail_8_14_9.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: remote

Published: 2014/06/03

Modified: 2014/06/04

Dependencies: 10263

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3956

BID: 67791

OSVDB: 107311