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Bug 86604 - New sendmail root exploit
New sendmail root exploit
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
2.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-03-26 06:08 EST by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-01 02:49:11 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox 2003-03-26 06:08:29 EST
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 04:43:46 EST
Just to update bug, became public on Mar30 through full-disclosure list
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-01 02:49:11 EST
Fixed by RHSA-2003:121

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