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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.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">sendmail</product>
<announced>December 22, 2014</announced>
<revised>December 22, 2014: 1</revised>
<bug>511760</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="mail-mta/sendmail" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">8.14.9</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">8.14.9</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>sendmail is a widely-used Mail Transport Agent (MTA).</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>The sm_close_on_exec function in conf.c has arguments in the wrong
order.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could get access to unintended high-numbered file
descriptors via a specially crafted program.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All sendmail users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=mail-mta/sendmail-8.14.9"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-3956">CVE-2014-3956</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:42:47 +0000">
BlueKnight
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:46:39 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
</glsa>