Sendmail < 8.7.6 GECOS Field Local Overflow DoS
High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2044
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.
DescriptionThe remote Sendmail server has a buffer overflow and a denial of service vulnerability in the way it uses the GECOS fields. A local attacker may exploit this flaw to escalate privileges on this host and gain a root shell.
SolutionUpgrade to Sendmail 8.7.6 or higher.