Package : sendmail
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem type : remote
CVE ID : CVE-2006-1173
CERT advisory : VU#146718
BugTraq ID : 18433
Debian Bug : 373801 380258
It turned out that the sendmail binary depends on libsasl2 (>= 2.1.19.dfsg1)
which is neither available in the stable nor in the the security archive.
This version is scheduled for the inclusion in the next update of the
stable release, though.
You'll have to download the referenced file for your architecture from
below and install it with dpkg -i.
As an alternative, temporarily adding the following line to
/etc/apt/sources.list will mitigate the problem as well:
Here is the original security advisory for completeness:
Frank Sheiness discovered that a MIME conversion routine in sendmail,
a powerful, efficient, and scalable mail transport agent, could be
tricked by a specially crafted mail to perform an endless recursion.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your sendmail package.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge