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Buffer overflow in SMTP HELO command in Sendmail allows a remote attacker to hide activities.
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  • XF:smtp-helo-bo
Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Record Created
19990607 Disclaimer: The record 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)
Proposed (19990726)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(2) Baker, Frech
NOOP(1) Wall
REVIEWING(1) Christey
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> (Accept XF reference.)
   Our references do not mention hiding activities. This issue can crash the
   SMTP server or execute arbitrary byte-code. Is there another reference
 Christey> Should this be merged with CVE-1999-0284, which is Sendmail
   with SMTP HELO?
 Christey> BUGTRAQ:19980522 about sendmail 8.8.8 HELO hole
   BUGTRAQ:19980527 about sendmail 8.8.8 HELO hole
 Baker> Apparently this XF reference is not for this issue, but for the other issue.  This should be modified to have the Bugtraq references, and remove the XF reference.

Proposed (Legacy)
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