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Sendmail Header Parsing Buffer Overflow

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Sendmail Header Parsing Buffer Overflow

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/07/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
12/04/2013

Description

In versions of Sendmail between v5.79 and 8.12.7, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer in Sendmail's e-mail header processing logic to gain root privilege. Note that the buffer being overrun is static, so a platform with a non-executable stack is still vulnerable.

Solution(s)

  • sendmail-upgrade-8_12_8

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