Sendmail < 8.11.6 Local Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2018

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote Sendmail server is vulnerable to a local buffer overflow that may allow local users to gain root privileges.

Solution

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.11.6 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2018

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 2046

Nessus ID: 10729

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0653

BID: 3163