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Bug 86604 - New sendmail root exploit
Summary: New sendmail root exploit
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sendmail
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-26 11:08 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-01 07:49:11 UTC
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Description Mark J. Cox 2003-03-26 11:08:29 UTC
There is a vulnerability in Sendmail versions 8.12.8 and prior. The
address parser performs insufficient bounds checking in certain conditions
due to a char to int conversion, making it possible for an attacker to
take control of the application. Although no exploit currently exists,
this issue is probably locally exploitable and may be remotely exploitable.

Not public before April 14

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-03-30 09:43:46 UTC
Just to update bug, became public on Mar30 through full-disclosure list

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-01 07:49:11 UTC
Fixed by RHSA-2003:121

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