Eric Allman Sendmail 8.8/8.8.1 MIME memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in Eric Allman Sendmail 8.8/8.8.1 (Mail Server Software). This issue affects an unknown functionality of the component MIME Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

mime buffer overflow in sendmail 8.8.0 and 8.8.1 gives root access.

The weakness was presented 10/01/1996. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-1999-0206. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/05/2019).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10588 (Sendmail mime7to8() Function Remote Overflow), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SMTP problems and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (1836), Vulnerability Center (SBV-231) and Tenable (10588).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10588
Nessus Name: Sendmail mime7to8() Function Remote Overflow
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0206 (🔍)
X-Force: 1836
Vulnerability Center: 231 - Buffer Overflow in Sendmail 8.8.x, Medium


Created: 06/17/2014 05:29 PM
Updated: 05/05/2019 04:47 PM
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