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[DSA1155] DSA-1155-2 sendmail Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-1155-2 sendmail

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

It turned out that the sendmail binary depends on libsasl2 (>= 2.1.19.dfsg1)
which is neither available in the stable nor in the security archive.
This version is scheduled for the inclusion in the next update of the
stable release, though.
You'll have to download the referenced file for your architecture from
below and install it with dpkg -i.
As an alternative, temporarily adding the following line to
/etc/apt/sources.list will mitigate the problem as well:
Here is the original security advisory for completeness:
Frank Sheiness discovered that a MIME conversion routine in sendmail,
a powerful, efficient, and scalable mail transport agent, could be
tricked by a specially crafted mail to perform an endless recursion.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 8.13.4-3sarge2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 8.13.7-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your sendmail package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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