Sendmail < 8.13.2 Remote Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5025

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

According to it's banner, the remote Sendmail server is running a version less than 8.13.2. There is a flaw in versions of Sendmail less than 8.13.2 which would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the Sendmail system through the use of malfored X headers.

Solution

Upgrade to Sendmail 8.13.2 or newer.

See Also

http://www.nmrc.org/~thegnome/blog/apr09

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 5025

File Name: 5025.prm

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:O/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1490

BID: 34944

OSVDB: 54669