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Security update for sendmail

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(Last modified: 25AUG2003)


solutions Security update for sendmail SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (846d94f3946701eaa47cdd3c88ae41ce)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8

Package: sendmail
Release: 20030825
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using FEATURE(`enhdnsbl') with sendmail should install this
update.

Problem description

If the DNS map feature is enabled (it is disabled by default) remote
attackers can crash sendmail processes by sending special crafted
broken DNS replies.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh sendmail.rpm
Please restart the sendmail service afterwards by using
rcsendmail restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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