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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-3956

Original release date: 06/04/2014
Last revised: 10/22/2015


The sm_close_on_exec function in conf.c in sendmail before 8.14.9 has arguments in the wrong order, and consequently skips setting expected FD_CLOEXEC flags, which allows local users to access unintended high-numbered file descriptors via a custom mail-delivery program.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 1.9 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0270.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://ftp.sendmail.org/pub/sendmail/RELEASE_NOTES
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-14:11
External Source: BID
Name: 67791
External Source: MISC
Name: http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/126975/Slackware-Security-Advisory-sendmail-Updates.html
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1030331
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2014-156-04
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2014-7093
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2015:128
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201412-32
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.sendmail.com/sm/open_source/download/8.14.9/
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.6.7
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.10
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.6
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.7
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.8
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.7.9
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.8.8
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.9.0
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.9.1
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.9.2
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.9.3
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.10
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.10.0
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.10.1
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.10.2
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.0
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.1
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.2
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.3
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.4
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.5
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.6
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.11.7
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.0
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.1
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.10
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.11
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.2
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.3
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.4
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.5
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.6
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.7
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.8
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.12.9
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.8 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.7
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.6
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.5
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.4
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.3
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.2
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.1
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.14.0
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.8
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.7
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.6
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.5
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.4
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.3
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.2
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.1
* cpe:/a:sendmail:sendmail:8.13.0

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

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