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Sep 18, 2003, 15:59 (1 Talkback[s])

SOT Linux Security Advisory

Subject: Updated sendmail package for SOT Linux 2003
Advisory ID: SLSA-2003:43
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2003
Product: SOT Linux 2003

1. Problem description

Sendmail is a widely used Mail Transport Agent (MTA).

There is a vulnerability in Sendmail versions prior to and including 8.12.9. Michal Zalewski discovered a buffer overflow in address parsing, patch from Todd C. Miller of Courtesan Consulting.

All users are advised to update to these erratum packages containing a backported patch which corrects these vulnerabilities.

2. Updated packages

SOT Linux 2003 Desktop:



SOT Linux 2003 Server:



3. Upgrading package

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

Use up2date to automatically upgrade the fixed packages.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from the SOT Linux FTP site (use the links above) or from one of our mirrors. The list of mirrors can be obtained at

Update the package with the following command: rpm -Uvh <filename>

4. Verification

All packages are PGP signed by SOT for security.

You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig <filename>

If you wish to verify the integrity of the downloaded package, run "md5sum <filename>" and compare the output with data given below.

Package Name MD5 sum

/Desktop/i386/sendmail-8.12.9-4.i386.rpm ef0ee5b616b5e1508959af31a1c61f62
/Desktop/SRPMS/sendmail-8.12.9-4.src.rpm 1e867a0d9b84f8808297defd0ac8aa8d

/Server/i386/sendmail-8.12.9-4.i386.rpm ef0ee5b616b5e1508959af31a1c61f62
/Server/SRPMS/sendmail-8.12.9-4.src.rpm 1e867a0d9b84f8808297defd0ac8aa8d

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