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SearchSecurity: Public Exploit Available for Sendmail Flaw

Mar 06, 2003, 22:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward Hurley)

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"Hours after a serious flaw in Sendmail was announced, a Polish security group has released an exploit that could take advantage of the flaw on systems running certain Linux distributions.

"The Last Stage of Delirium (LSD) Research Group, an independent network security group, established by four Polish computer science students, posted code and analysis on the BugTraq Web site detailing a way it was able to exploit the hole. The group noted its exploit only affected machines running the Slackware Linux distribution.

'The exploitation of this vulnerability was quite difficult,' LSD said in an e-mail interview this morning. 'For sure it required technical knowledge about operating system internals and vulnerability exploitation tricks...'"

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