FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- sendmail improper close-on-exec flag handling (6d9eadaf-6007-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 92901


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


There is a programming error in sendmail(8) that prevented open file descriptors have close-on-exec properly set. Consequently a subprocess will be able to access all open files that the parent process have open. Impact : A local user who can execute their own program for mail delivery will be able to interfere with an open SMTP connection.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 92901

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6d9eadaf600711e6a6c314dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/12

Modified: 2016/08/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/06/03

Reference Information

BID: 67791

FreeBSD: SA-14:11.sendmail