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TUCoPS :: Unix :: General :: glsase1.txt

sendmail





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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE † † † †:sendmail
SUMMARY † † † †:smsrh bypass vulnerabilites
DATE † † † † † :2002-10-13 14:45 UTC

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It is possible for an attacker to bypass the restrictions imposed by
The Sendmail Consortiumís Restricted Shell (SMRSH) and execute a
binary of his choosing by inserting a special character sequence into
his .forward file.

Read the full advisory at
http://www.sendmail.org/smrsh.adv.txt

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-mail/sendmail-8.12.6 and earlier update their systems
as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge sendmail
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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