Sendmail Update for Debian
Posted on: 03/04/2003 09:16 PM

An update Sendmail package is now available for Debian GNU/Linux

Mark Dowd of ISS X-Force found a bug in the header parsing routines of sendmail: it could overflow a buffer overflow when encountering addresses with very long comments. Since sendmail also parses headers when forwarding emails this vulnerability can hit mail-servers which do not deliver the email as well.

This has been fixed in upstream release 8.12.8, version 8.12.3-5 of the package for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0/woody and version 8.9.3-25 of the package for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2/potato.

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