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Unix, Linux Admins Urged To Upgrade Sendmail Security
Since malicious individuals would need to gain command-line access to a server in order to exploit the vulnerability, the problem is greatest for organizations such as Internet service providers or universities that regularly provide shell access to users.
Cade Cairns, a member of the Security Focus Threat Analysis Team, reported late last week that hackers with access to run Sendmail from the command line of vulnerable systems could possibly gain administrator access to the server by supplying specially crafted commands.
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