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Sendmail GID Privilege Dropping Failure

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Sendmail GID Privilege Dropping Failure

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/30/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/12/2005
Modified
12/04/2013

Description

Sendmail v8.12.0 does not properly drop its setgid privileges after performing its necessary setup functions. As a result, if an attacker exploits a buffer overflow and executes code in Sendmail's process, he/she could re-gain the effective group ID.

Solution(s)

  • sendmail-upgrade-8_12_1

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