[CentOS] Sendmail Security update
tonyw at prophecy.net.nz
Wed Mar 22 19:47:05 UTC 2006
HI guys, If the rpm for this could be produced as soon as humanly
possible it would be appreciates ! thanks guys -
Critical: sendmail security update
Updated sendmail packages to fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Sendmail is a Mail Transport Agent (MTA) used to send mail between machines.
A flaw in the handling of asynchronous signals was discovered in Sendmail.
A remote attacker may be able to exploit a race condition to execute
arbitrary code as root. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
assigned the name CVE-2006-0058 to this issue.
By default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, Sendmail is configured to
only accept connections from the local host. Therefore, only users who have
configured Sendmail to listen to remote hosts would be able to be remotely
exploited by this vulnerability.
Users of Sendmail are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patch from the Sendmail team to correct this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3 for AMD64/Intel EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3 for Itanium)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3 for x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 for 32-bit x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 for 64-bit Intel Itanium)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 for AMD64/Intel EM64T)
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