1115 : Sendmail GECOS Field Local Overflow
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1996-09-23

Description

<em style='font-weight:bold;'>(Description Provided by <a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=1999-0131" target="_blank">CVE</a>)</em> : Buffer overflow and denial of service in Sendmail 8.7.5 and earlier through GECOS field gives root access to local users.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity, Loss of Availability
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Public
OSVDB: Authentication Required

Solution

Upgrade to version 8.7.6 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Unknown or Incomplete

References

Tools & Filters

11347
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Credit

Unknown or Incomplete

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2

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