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MDKSA-2003:086: 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-2003:086 (sendmail).

A vulnerability was discovered in all 8.12.x versions of sendmail up to and
including 8.12.8. Due to wrong initialization of RESOURCE_RECORD_T structures,
if sendmail receives a bad DNS reply it will call free() on random addresses
which usually causes sendmail to crash.
These updated packages are patched to fix the problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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