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Mandrake Linux Advisory: sendmail

Aug 26, 2003, 16:59 (1 Talkback[s])

Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory


Package name: sendmail
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:086
Date: August 26th, 2003
Affected versions: 8.2, 9.0, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

A vulnerability was discovered in all 8.12.x versions of sendmail up to and including 8.12.8. Due to wrong initialization of RESOURCE_RECORD_T structures, if sendmail receives a bad DNS reply it will call free() on random addresses which usually causes sendmail to crash.

These updated packages are patched to fix the problem.


References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0688
http://www.sendmail.org/dnsmap1.html
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=bin/54367


Updated Packages:

Corporate Server 2.1:
06f312efc82a853bef8f244f0a7d62b6 corporate/2.1/RPMS/sendmail-8.12.6-3.4mdk.i586.rpm
6159dd74781b4e12ba2d9cb8c74cebc5 corporate/2.1/RPMS/sendmail-cf-8.12.6-3.4mdk.i586.rpm
0947b751f4934fe29f32eb02670640ee corporate/2.1/RPMS/sendmail-devel-8.12.6-3.4mdk.i586.rpm
9b768e4a330cc0cd6cdebd1470953247 corporate/2.1/RPMS/sendmail-doc-8.12.6-3.4mdk.i586.rpm
8458487a8e2a69b3648896e342eb4c1a corporate/2.1/SRPMS/sendmail-8.12.6-3.4mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
04d7ce56ad6b62339622ae6e030234ed x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/sendmail-8.12.6-3.4mdk.x86_64.rpm
4b64a8056a3499e1d36ac1de72bc8c7e x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/sendmail-cf-8.12.6-3.4mdk.x86_64.rpm
5e2ac30e590d3985c8de9ced5178d875 x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/sendmail-devel-8.12.6-3.4mdk.x86_64.rpm
aabddfe03a3a0fb88082c0311b318738 x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/sendmail-doc-8.12.6-3.4mdk.x86_64.rpm
8458487a8e2a69b3648896e342eb4c1a x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/sendmail-8.12.6-3.4mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
2039013cc832600fe00c8c16f04e167f 8.2/RPMS/sendmail-8.12.1-4.4mdk.i586.rpm
a628b53c10b173ad6b56ec818411e4a8 8.2/RPMS/sendmail-cf-8.12.1-4.4mdk.i586.rpm
41b1161434cab61b55bbda169949a980 8.2/RPMS/sendmail-devel-8.12.1-4.4mdk.i586.rpm
d7d9e039cb3265ad955ce1401d97ca98 8.2/RPMS/sendmail-doc-8.12.1-4.4mdk.i586.rpm
7340654c00efcb2d64149cc946e1ea3b 8.2/SRPMS/sendmail-8.12.1-4.4mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
552617df801abbb743ea19f08efe9cd5 ppc/8.2/RPMS/sendmail-8.12.1-4.4mdk.ppc.rpm
634cf389d9b6d3782d52d6b4a9a06862 ppc/8.2/RPMS/sendmail-cf-8.12.1-4.4mdk.ppc.rpm
4e5fdd49f36c8263f9f8d4a5405beb27 ppc/8.2/RPMS/sendmail-devel-8.12.1-4.4mdk.ppc.rpm
320c1c788abf30b8fbafc6b6fff8ad6f ppc/8.2/RPMS/sendmail-doc-8.12.1-4.4mdk.ppc.rpm
7340654c00efcb2d64149cc946e1ea3b ppc/8.2/SRPMS/sendmail-8.12.1-4.4mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
06f312efc82a853bef8f244f0a7d62b6 9.0/RPMS/sendmail-8.12.6-3.4mdk.i586.rpm
6159dd74781b4e12ba2d9cb8c74cebc5 9.0/RPMS/sendmail-cf-8.12.6-3.4mdk.i586.rpm
0947b751f4934fe29f32eb02670640ee 9.0/RPMS/sendmail-devel-8.12.6-3.4mdk.i586.rpm
9b768e4a330cc0cd6cdebd1470953247 9.0/RPMS/sendmail-doc-8.12.6-3.4mdk.i586.rpm
8458487a8e2a69b3648896e342eb4c1a 9.0/SRPMS/sendmail-8.12.6-3.4mdk.src.rpm


Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):


To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_linux-mandrake.com

Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

<security linux-mandrake.com>