The prescan() function in the address parser (parseaddr.c) in Sendmail
before 8.12.9 does not properly handle certain conversions from char
and int types, which can cause a length check to be disabled when
Sendmail misinterprets an input value as a special "NOCHAR" control
value, allowing attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly
execute arbitrary code via a buffer overflow attack using messages, a
different vulnerability than CVE-2002-1337.
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(as suggested by Vincent Danen of Mandrake)
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