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Sendmail Mime Message Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Sendmail Mime Message Denial of Service Vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
06/07/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/15/2006
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Certain versions of Sendmail do not properly parse mime-encoded mail messages. As a result, a remote attacker can send a specially-crafted message that causes the server to consume extraordinary amounts of resources, leading to a denial-of-service.

Solution(s)

  • sendmail-upgrade-8_13_7

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