GLSA-201412-32 : sendmail: Information disclosure

low Nessus Plugin ID 80209
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VPR Score: 1.4


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-32 (sendmail: Information disclosure)

The sm_close_on_exec function in conf.c has arguments in the wrong order.
Impact :

A local attacker could get access to unintended high-numbered file descriptors via a specially crafted program.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/sendmail-8.14.9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 80209

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-32.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 12/23/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sendmail, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/22/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3956

BID: 67791

GLSA: 201412-32