A vulnerability in sendmail could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information.
|Package||mail-mta/sendmail on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 8.14.9|
|Unaffected versions||>= 8.14.9|
sendmail is a widely-used Mail Transport Agent (MTA).
The sm_close_on_exec function in conf.c has arguments in the wrong order.
A local attacker could get access to unintended high-numbered file descriptors via a specially crafted program.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/sendmail-8.14.9"
December 22, 2014
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