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Sendmail buffer overflow due to type conversion 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 remote buffer overflow allowing remote
users to gain root rights.
Sendmail versions from 5.79 to 8.12.8 are vulnerable.
Solution : Upgrade to Sendmail ver 8.12.9 or greater or
if you cannot upgrade, apply patches for 8.10-12 here:
NOTE: manual patches do not change the version numbers.
Vendors who have released patched versions of sendmail
may still falsely show vulnerability.
*** Nessus reports this vulnerability using only
*** the banner of the remote SMTP server. Therefore,
*** this might be a false positive.
Threat Level: High
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