CVE-2003-0161 sendmail

Metadata

critical
10.0
sendmail
CVE-2003-0161
2017-06-18 07:04
2017-06-16 18:42
2017-04-01 19:11
2017-01-05 20:16

Description

The prescan() function in the address parser (parseaddr.c) in Sendmail before 8.12.9 does not properly handle certain conversions from char and int types, which can cause a length check to be disabled when Sendmail misinterprets an input value as a special "NOCHAR" control value, allowing attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a buffer overflow attack using messages, a different vulnerability than CVE-2002-1337.

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
buster sendmail 8.12.9-1
jessie sendmail 8.12.9-1
sid sendmail 8.12.9-1
stretch sendmail 8.12.9-1
wheezy sendmail 8.12.9-1