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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-2261

Sendmail 8.9.0 through 8.12.6 allows remote attackers to bypass relaying restrictions enforced by the 'check_relay' function by spoofing a blank DNS hostname.
Publish Date : 2002-12-31 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
HP-UX Running sendmail, Remote Denial of Service (DoS) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6892 unix
HP-UX Running sendmail, Remote Denial of Service (DoS) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8512 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2002-2261

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.10.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.11.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.11.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.11.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.11.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.11.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.11.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.11.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12 Beta5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12 Beta7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12 Beta10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12 Beta12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12 Beta16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Sendmail Sendmail 8.12.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Sendmail Sendmail 28

- References For CVE-2002-2261
XF sendmail-check-relay-bypass(10775)
VUPEN ADV-2009-3539
BID 6548 Sendmail check_relay Access Bypassing Vulnerability Release Date:2010-02-05 CONFIRM
SECTRACK 1005748
SGI 20030101-01-P

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-2261

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