[Dshield] critical sendmail problem.

Johannes Ullrich jullrich at euclidian.com
Mon Mar 3 17:20:30 GMT 2003

> Internet Security Systems Security Advisory
> March 3, 2002
> Remote Sendmail Header Processing Vulnerability
> Synopsis:
> ISS X-Force has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the
> Sendmail
> Mail Transfer Agent (MTA). Sendmail is the most common MTA and has
> been
> documented to handle between 50% and 75% of all Internet email
> traffic.
> Impact:
> Attackers may remotely exploit this vulnerability to gain "root" or
> superuser
> control of any vulnerable Sendmail server. Sendmail and all other
> email
> servers are typically exposed to the Internet in order to send and
> receive
> Internet email. Vulnerable Sendmail servers will not be protected by
> legacy
> security devices such as firewalls and/or packet filters. This
> vulnerability
> is especially dangerous because the exploit can be delivered within an
> email
> message and the attacker doesn't need any specific knowledge of the
> target to
> launch a successful attack. 
> Affected Versions:
> Sendmail versions from 5.79 to 8.12.7 are vulnerable
> Note: The affected versions of Sendmail commercial, Sendmail open
> source
> running on all platforms are known to be vulnerable.
> For the complete ISS X-Force Security Advisory, please visit: 
> <http://www.iss.net/issEn/delivery/xforce/alertdetail.jsp?oid=21950>
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