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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2001-0653

Original release date: 09/20/2001
Last revised: 09/05/2008


Sendmail 8.10.0 through 8.11.5, and 8.12.0 beta, allows local users to modify process memory and possibly gain privileges via a large value in the 'category' part of debugger (-d) command line arguments, which is interpreted as a negative number.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2001:075
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2001:412
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBTL0112-007
External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2001-032.0
External Source: SUSE
Name: SuSE-SA:2001:028
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20010821 *ALERT* UPDATED BID 3163 (URGENCY 6.58): Sendmail Debugger Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability (fwd)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 3163
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: XF
Name: sendmail-debug-signed-int-overflow(7016)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2001:106
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.sendmail.org/8.11.html
External Source: NETBSD
Name: NetBSD-SA2001-017
External Source: IMMUNIX
Name: IMNX-2001-70-032-01
External Source: CIAC
Name: L-133

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