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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 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
=======
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
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  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:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201206-30

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.

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

Gentoo: GLSA-201206-30: sendmail: X.509 NULL spoofing vulnerability

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

Summary

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

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: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201206-30

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.

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

Synopsis

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

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

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.

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