Sendmail < 8.12.8 Header Handling Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2020

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

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

Solution

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.12.8 or higher.

See Also

http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2003-07.html

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/398025

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/6991

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2020

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 2046

Nessus ID: 11316

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.7

Temporal Score: 8

Vector: CVSS3#AV:A/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-2002-1165, CVE-2001-1349, CVE-2002-1337

BID: 2794, 5845, 6991