Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : sendmail (cve_2014_3956_information_disclosure)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 80770


The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party software.


The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates :

- The sm_close_on_exec function in conf.c in sendmail before 8.14.9 has arguments in the wrong order, and consequently skips setting expected FD_CLOEXEC flags, which allows local users to access unintended high-numbered file descriptors via a custom mail-delivery program. (CVE-2014-3956)


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 80770

File Name: solaris11_sendmail_20141120.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/19

Modified: 2015/01/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:solaris:11.2, p-cpe:/a:oracle:solaris:sendmail

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Solaris11/release, Host/Solaris11/pkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3956