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Sendmail custom configuration file Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the version number for 'custom config file'

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote sendmail server, according to its version number,
may be vulnerable to a 'Mail System Compromise' when a
user supplies a custom configuration file.
Although the mail server is suppose to run as a lambda user,
a programming error allows the local attacker to regain the extra
dropped rights and run commands as root.

Solution : upgrade to the latest version of Sendmail
Threat Level: High
Note : This vulnerability is _local_ only

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