[supinfo at caldera.com: Security Update [CSSA-2001-032.0] Linux - sendmail instant root exploit]

Thomas -Balu- Walter tw at itreff.de
Sat Aug 25 03:27:10 PDT 2001

Actually this is the final reason for me to switch to qmail...

I was kinda satisfied with sendmail over the last years, since no bugs
were found - now I am proved wrong...

Thank god I am playing with qmail for some weeks now.



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Subject: Security Update [CSSA-2001-032.0] Linux - sendmail instant root exploit
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 13:57:21 -0600
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		   Caldera International, Inc.  Security Advisory

Subject:		Linux - sendmail instant root exploit
Advisory number: 	CSSA-2001-032.0
Issue date: 		2001, August 24
Cross reference:

1. Problem Description

   Sendmail contains an input validation error, so local users may be
   able to write arbitrary data to process memory, possibly allowing the
   execution of code/commands with elevated privileges. This allows
   a local attacker to gain access to the root account.

2. Vulnerable Versions

   System                       Package
   OpenLinux 2.3                 not vulnerable                

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