Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sendmail (MDVSA-2014:147)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 76954


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


Updated sendmail packages fix security vulnerability :

Sendmail before 8.14.9 does not properly closing file descriptors before executing programs. This bug could enable local users to interfere with an open SMTP connection if they can execute their own program for mail delivery (e.g., via procmail or the prog mailer) (CVE-2014-3956).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 76954

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-147.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail-cf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sendmail-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3956

BID: 67791

MDVSA: 2014:147