• Severity Rating • Fix Information • Vulnerable Software Versions • SCAP Mappings
Sendmail before 8.12.1 does not properly drop privileges when the -C option is used to load custom configuration files, which allows local users to gain privileges via malformed arguments in the configuration file whose names contain characters with the high bit set, such as (1) macro names that are one character long, (2) a variable setting which is processed by the setoption function, or (3) a Modifiers setting which is processed by the getmodifiers function.
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Date Entry Created
20010925 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Modified (20050702)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(5) Armstrong, Baker, Cole, Foat, Wall
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> XF:sendmail-setregid-gain-privileges(7192)
 Christey> Consider adding BID:3377
 Christey> BID:3377

Proposed (Legacy)
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