Sendmail < 8.12.10 prescan() Function Remote Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2043

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote Sendmail server may be vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow that can be exploited by an attacker to gain a root shell on this host.

Solution

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.12.10 or higher.

See Also

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2003-q3/4119.html

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/108964

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2043

File Name: 2043.prm

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 2046

Nessus ID: 11838

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.2

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0681, CVE-2003-0694

BID: 8641, 8649