September 10, 2001

New sendmail packages fix local root exploit

Author: JT Smith

Posted at LWN.net: "An input validation error in the debugging functionality of all currently
released versions of sendmail can enable a local user to gain root
access. New packages that fix this problem are available for Red Hat Linux
5.2, 6.2, 7.0, and 7.1."

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