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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0424 -- [OpenBSD]
potential denial of service problem in sendmail
23 June 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: OpenBSD 3.9 and prior
Impact: Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2006-1173
Original Bulletin: http://openbsd.org/errata.html#sendmail2
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A potential denial of service problem has been found in sendmail.
A malformed MIME message could trigger excessive recursion which
will lead to stack exhaustion. This denial of service attack only
affects delivery of mail from the queue and delivery of a malformed
message. Other incoming mail is still accepted and delivered.
However, mail messages in the queue may not be reattempted if a
malformed MIME message exists.
Patches for the respective releases:
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