CVE-2014-3956

NameCVE-2014-3956
DescriptionThe 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs750562

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sendmail (PTS)jessie8.14.4-8+deb8u2fixed
stretch8.15.2-8fixed
buster, sid8.15.2-12fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
sendmailsource(unstable)8.14.4-6low750562
sendmailsourcewheezy8.14.4-4+deb7u1low

Notes

[squeeze] - sendmail <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/03/1

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