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<glsa id="201412-32">
<title>sendmail: Information disclosure</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in sendmail could allow a local attacker to obtain
sensitive information.
<product type="ebuild">sendmail</product>
<announced>December 22, 2014</announced>
<revised>December 22, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="mail-mta/sendmail" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">8.14.9</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">8.14.9</vulnerable>
<p>sendmail is a widely-used Mail Transport Agent (MTA).</p>
<p>The sm_close_on_exec function in conf.c has arguments in the wrong
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could get access to unintended high-numbered file
descriptors via a specially crafted program.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=mail-mta/sendmail-8.14.9"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-3956</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:42:47 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:46:39 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>