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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-30

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-30
Posted Jun 25, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-30 - An error in the hostname matching in sendmail might enable remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. Versions less than 8.14.4 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2009-4565
MD5 | 0825f570770528b4248fd45b3743b9fb

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-30

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Severity: Normal
Title: sendmail: X.509 NULL spoofing vulnerability
Date: June 25, 2012
Bugs: #299120
ID: 201206-30

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Synopsis
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An error in the hostname matching in sendmail might enable remote
attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.

Background
==========

sendmail is a widely-used Mail Transport Agent (MTA).

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 mail-mta/sendmail < 8.14.4 >= 8.14.4

Description
===========

A vulnerability has been discovered in sendmail. Please review the CVE
identifier referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using
sendmail.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/sendmail-8.14.4"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2009-4565
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-4565

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-30.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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