Sendmail < 8.6.10 IDENT Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2019

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows for the bypassing of authentication.

Description

The remote Sendmail server is vulnerable to an 'ident overflow' that may allow a remote attacker to gain a root shell on this host.

Solution

Upgrade to version 8.6.10 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 2019

File Name: 2019.prm

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 2046

Nessus ID: 10278

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0204

BID: 2311

OSVDB: 219