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Family: SMTP problems --> Category: infos

Sendmail Forward File Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the version number

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
may be vulnerable to a local privilege escalation vulnerability
when using forward files.

*** Sun did not increase the version number of their sendmail
*** when patching Solaris 7 and 8, so this might be a false
*** positive on these platforms.

A possible hacker may set up a special .forward file in his
home and send a mail to himself, which will trick sendmail
and will allow him to execute arbitrary commands with
root rights.

Threat Level: High

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