CVE-2003-0161

NameCVE-2003-0161
DescriptionThe prescan() function in the address parser (parseaddr.c) in Sendmail before 8.12.9 does not properly handle certain conversions from char and int types, which can cause a length check to be disabled when Sendmail misinterprets an input value as a special "NOCHAR" control value, allowing attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a buffer overflow attack using messages, a different vulnerability than CVE-2002-1337.
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ReferencesDSA-278, DSA-290
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sendmail (PTS)stretch8.15.2-8+deb9u1fixed
buster8.15.2-14~deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid8.15.2-20fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
sendmailsourcewoody8.12.3-6.3DSA-278
sendmailsource(unstable)8.12.9-1
sendmail-widesourcewoody8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4DSA-290
sendmail-widesource(unstable)8.12.9+3.5Wbeta-1

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