Bug 238540 (CVE-2006-7176) - CVE-2006-7176 sendmail allows external mail with from address xxx@localhost.localdomain
Summary: CVE-2006-7176 sendmail allows external mail with from address xxx@localhost.l...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2006-7176
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Lichvar
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Whiteboard:
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2007-05-01 09:04 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:20 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-03-31 06:58:17 UTC


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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0237 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: sendmail security and bug fix update 2010-03-29 12:40:12 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2007-05-01 09:04:29 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #171838 +++

Description of problem:
When an external SMTP session is established, and an address of
"xxx@localhost.localdomain" is specified on the MAIL FROM: line, sendmail
blindly accepts this as valid.  Note that "xxx@localhost" is rejected by
sendmail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sendmail-8.13.1-2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. from a remote host, telnet host 25
2. EHLO foobar.redhat.com
3. MAIL FROM: <xxx@localhost.localdomain>
  
Actual results:
220 vaccine1.NoDak.edu ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.1/8.13.1; Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:17:42 -
0500
EHLO nate.cc.ndsu.nodak.edu
250-vaccine1.NoDak.edu Hello nate.cc.ndsu.NoDak.edu [134.129.106.131], pleased 
to meet you
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-PIPELINING
250-8BITMIME
250-SIZE 26214400
250-DSN
250-AUTH GSSAPI DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5
250-DELIVERBY
250 HELP
MAIL FROM: root@localhost
553 5.5.4 root@localhost... Real domain name required for sender address
MAIL FROM: root@localhost.localdomain
250 2.1.0 root@localhost.localdomain... Sender ok

Expected results:
220 vaccine1.NoDak.edu ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.1/8.13.1; Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:17:42 -
0500
EHLO nate.cc.ndsu.nodak.edu
250-vaccine1.NoDak.edu Hello nate.cc.ndsu.NoDak.edu [134.129.106.131], pleased 
to meet you
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-PIPELINING
250-8BITMIME
250-SIZE 26214400
250-DSN
250-AUTH GSSAPI DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5
250-DELIVERBY
250 HELP
MAIL FROM: root@localhost
553 5.5.4 root@localhost... Real domain name required for sender address
MAIL FROM: root@localhost.localdomain
553 5.5.4 root@localhost.localdomain... Real domain name required for sender 
address

Additional info:
In /etc/mail/sendmail.cf, checks are made for various "localhost" addresses. 
"localhost.localdomain" is missing:

# handle case of @localhost on address
R<@> < $* @ localhost > $: < ? $&{client_name} > < $1 @ localhost >

The following line wants adding to this:
R<@> < $* @ localhost.localdomain >     $: < ? $&{client_name} > < $1 @
localhost.localdomain >

Note that localhost.localdomain still remains valid for local use, but not
for remote SMTP use.

-- Additional comment from twoerner@redhat.com on 2006-09-28 05:18 EST --
We used localhost.localdomain since RHEL2.1. So it affects all RHEL releases.

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2007-05-01 09:05:18 UTC
low severity; defer until other update for sendmail needed.

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 08:22:56 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0237 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0237.html

Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2010-03-31 06:58:17 UTC
This issue was fixed in sendmail packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5:
  https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-7176.html

There's no plan to address it in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 sendmail packages.


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