Bug 42664 - Race condition in older versions of sendmail is fixed in version 8.11.4
Summary: Race condition in older versions of sendmail is fixed in version 8.11.4
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-29 09:15 UTC by Peter Ajamian
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-29 09:15:29 UTC
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Description Peter Ajamian 2001-05-29 09:15:25 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.73 [en] (Win95; U)

Description of problem:
Sendmail versions prior to 8.11.4 have a documented race condition having to do with signal handling which can lead to heap corruption and a 
possible local root exploit (none are currently known).

How reproducible:
Didn't try

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Additional info:

Although difficult to expliot, this is a potentially serious bug which IMHO warrants an errata with packages for all currently supported versions to 
upgrade to 8.11.4.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/187126
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/187127


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