Sendmail < 8.12.10 prescan() Function Remote Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2043


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


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.


Upgrade to Sendmail 8.12.10 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2043

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 2046

Nessus ID: 11838

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail

Reference Information

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

BID: 8641, 8649