Sendmail 8.6.7 Debug -d privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Sendmail 8.6.7 (Mail Server Software). This affects an unknown function of the component Debug Handler. The manipulation of the argument -d with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 08/30/1996 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). It is possible to read the advisory at dataguard.no. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-1309. The exploitability is told to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 11348 (Sendmail < 8.6.8 -debug Local Privilege Escalation), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SMTP problems.

Upgrading to version 8.6.8 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (7155), Vulnerability Center (SBV-1222) and Tenable (11348). Further details are available at cert.org. Similar entry is available at 13758.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.0

VulDB Base Score: 8.4
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 11348
Nessus Name: Sendmail < 8.6.8 -debug Local Privilege Escalation
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OpenVAS ID: 11348
OpenVAS Name: Sendmail long debug local overflow
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Sendmail 8.6.8

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Advisory: dataguard.no
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1309 (🔍)
X-Force: 7155
Vulnerability Center: 1222 - Sendmail Debug Option Allows Privilege Elevation, Medium

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:21 PM
Updated: 07/03/2017 09:11 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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