Bug 104565 - CAN-2003-0694 Sendmail possible remote exploit
CAN-2003-0694 Sendmail possible remote exploit
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-09-17 05:47 EDT by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-17 16:09:02 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:284 high SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: sendmail security update 2003-09-17 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Mark J. Cox 2003-09-17 05:47:53 EDT
There is a bug in the prescan() function of Sendmail versions prior to and
including 8.12.9. The sucessful exploitation of this bug can lead to heap
and stack structure overflows. Although no exploit currently exists, this
issue is locally exploitable and may also be remotely exploitable.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2003-0694 to this issue.

Michal Zalewski notified us of this issue Sep16 due to be public Sep23, although
it may have leaked http://hedera.linuxnews.pl/_news/2003/09/17/_long/2170.html

Keeping bug as private until we have confirmation that it is now public

RHSA-2003:284 in progress with security fix
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-09-17 09:20:25 EDT
now public
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-09-17 16:09:02 EDT
fixed http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-280.html

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