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Security update for sendmail

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(Last modified: 19SEP2003)


solutions Security update for sendmail SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f8b97eb6f8defd39d638f570b103a516)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
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
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: sendmail
Release: 20030919
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using sendmail in an untrusted environment should update.

Problem description

A buffer overflow in sendmail versions below 8.12.9 has been found. The buffer overflow can be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code.

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 -Fhv sendmail.rpm
After installation of the updated package you need to restart sendmail to activate the update:
rcsendmail restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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