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MDKSA-2003:042-1: sendmail Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the sendmail package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:042-1 (sendmail).

Michal Zalweski discovered a vulnerability in sendmail versions earlier than
8.12.9 in the address parser, which performs insufficient bounds checking in
certain conditions due to a char to int conversion. This vulnerability makes it
poissible for a possible hacker to take control of sendmail and is thought to be
remotely exploitable, and very likely locally exploitable. Updated packages are
available with patches applied (the older versions), and the new fixed version
is available for Mandrake Linux 9.1 users.
The packages for Mandrake Linux 9.1 and 9.1/PPC were not GPG-signed. This has
been fixed and as a result the md5sums have changed. Thanks to Mark Lyda for
pointing this out.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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