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Security update for sendmail

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(Last modified: 14JUN2006)


solutions Security update for sendmail SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e92dc8b293ef62544d01de2306f761b3)

Applies to

Package: sendmail
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
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 Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11057
Release: 20060614
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using the Sendmail MTA should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Specially crafted MIME multi part messages can crash the sendmail MTA while processing these messages due to stack space exhaustion and block further queue processing. This remotely exploitable denial of service vulnerability has been tracked as CVE-2006-1173.

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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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