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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201412-32 ] sendmail: Information disclosure Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: sendmail: Information disclosure (GLSA 201412-32)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: December 22, 2014
Bug(s): #511760
ID: 201412-32

Synopsis

A vulnerability in sendmail could allow a local attacker to obtain
sensitive information.


Background

sendmail is a widely-used Mail Transport Agent (MTA).

Affected Packages

Package: mail-mta/sendmail
Vulnerable: < 8.14.9
Unaffected: >= 8.14.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The sm_close_on_exec function in conf.c has arguments in the wrong
order.


Impact

A local attacker could get access to unintended high-numbered file
descriptors via a specially crafted program.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/sendmail-8.14.9"
   


References

CVE-2014-3956
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