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[DSA1015] DSA-1015-1 sendmail Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Mark Dowd discovered a flaw in the handling of asynchronous signals in
sendmail, a powerful, efficient, and scalable mail transport agent.
This allows a remote attacker to exploit a race condition to
execute arbitrary code as root.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your sendmail package immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1015
Threat Level: High
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