Descriptionsendmail through 8.17.2 allows SMTP smuggling in certain configurations. Remote attackers can use a published exploitation technique to inject e-mail messages with a spoofed MAIL FROM address, allowing bypass of an SPF protection mechanism. This occurs because sendmail supports <LF>.<CR><LF> but some other popular e-mail servers do not. This is resolved in 8.18 and later versions with 'o' in srv_features.
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Debian Bugs1059386

Vulnerable and fixed packages

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sendmail (PTS)buster8.15.2-14~deb10u1vulnerable
sid, trixie8.18.1-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bookworm] - sendmail <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[bullseye] - sendmail <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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