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                                            `Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 13:56:23 -0700  
From: Sun Security Coordination Team <secure@sunsc.Eng.Sun.COM>  
To: CWS@sunsc.Eng.Sun.COM  
Subject: Sun Security Bulletin #00187  
  
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________________________________________________________________________________  
Sun Microsystems, Inc. Security Bulletin  
  
Bulletin Number: #00187  
Date: June 7, 1999  
Cross-Ref:   
Title: Version 8.8.8 Sendmail for SunOS(tm) 5.6 and 5.5.1  
________________________________________________________________________________  
  
The information contained in this Security Bulletin is provided "AS IS."   
Sun makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever with respect to the information   
contained in this Security Bulletin. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS,   
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OR   
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE   
HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW.  
  
IN NO EVENT WILL SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST REVENUE,   
PROFIT OR DATA, OR FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL   
OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY   
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN   
THIS SECURITY BULLETIN, EVEN IF SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF   
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  
  
If any of the above provisions are held to be in violation of applicable law,   
void, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then such provisions are waived   
to the extent necessary for this disclaimer to be otherwise enforceable in   
such jurisdiction.  
________________________________________________________________________________  
  
1. Bulletins Topics  
  
Sun announces the release of patches for Solaris(tm) 2.6 and 2.5.1  
(SunOS 5.6 and 5.5.1) containing Sun's implementation of   
version 8.8.8 sendmail.  
  
Sun recommends that customers running SunOS 5.6 and 5.5.1 install the   
patches listed in section 4 to take advantage of the security   
enhancements found in version 8.8.8 sendmail.  
  
2. Understanding What is Available  
  
sendmail is a mail transfer agent, Copyright (C) Eric Allman and the  
University of California, which is freely available. Their base version  
is commonly known as "Berkeley sendmail", as opposed to various vendors'  
versions of sendmail (including Sun's). SunOS 5.6 and 5.5.1 originally   
included version 8.6.9 of Berkeley sendmail, with Sun enhancements  
added.  
  
Various security related improvements were made in version 8.8.8 of   
Berkeley sendmail, including improvements relating to email spam and  
bombs, and email relaying. Sun's implementation of version 8.8.8 sendmail  
includes enhancements to address subsequently identified security   
vulnerabilities and support for V1/Sun configuration files, used in   
Sun's version of 8.6.9 sendmail.  
  
3. Support for Sun's sendmail  
  
With this release of version 8.8.8 sendmail, Sun will stop support  
for version 8.6.9 sendmail for SunOS 5.6 and 5.5.1.  
  
4. List of Patches  
  
Sun's implementation of version 8.8.8 sendmail is provided for SunOS 5.6   
and 5.5.1 via these patches:  
  
OS Version Patch ID   
__________ _________  
SunOS 5.6 105395-05  
SunOS 5.6_x86 105396-05  
SunOS 5.5.1 103594-18  
SunOS 5.5.1_x86 103595-18  
  
_______________________________________________________________________________  
APPENDICES  
  
A. Patches listed in this bulletin are available to all Sun customers at:  
  
http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/show.pl?target=patches/patch-license&nav=pub-patches  
  
B. Checksums for the patches listed in this bulletin are available at:  
  
ftp://sunsolve.sun.com/pub/patches/CHECKSUMS  
  
C. Sun security bulletins are available at:  
  
http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/secBulletin.pl  
  
D. Sun Security Coordination Team's PGP key is available at:  
  
http://sunsolve.sun.com/pgpkey.txt  
  
E. To report or inquire about a security problem with Sun software, contact   
one or more of the following:  
  
- Your local Sun answer centers  
- Your representative computer security response team, such as CERT   
- Sun Security Coordination Team. Send email to:  
  
security-alert@sun.com  
  
F. To receive information or subscribe to our CWS (Customer Warning System)   
mailing list, send email to:  
  
security-alert@sun.com  
  
with a subject line (not body) containing one of the following commands:  
  
Command Information Returned/Action Taken  
_______ _________________________________  
  
help An explanation of how to get information  
  
key Sun Security Coordination Team's PGP key  
  
list A list of current security topics  
  
query [topic] The email is treated as an inquiry and is forwarded to   
the Security Coordination Team  
  
report [topic] The email is treated as a security report and is  
forwarded to the Security Coordination Team. Please   
encrypt sensitive mail using Sun Security Coordination  
Team's PGP key  
  
send topic A short status summary or bulletin. For example, to   
retrieve a Security Bulletin #00138, supply the   
following in the subject line (not body):  
  
send #138  
  
subscribe Sender is added to our mailing list. To subscribe,   
supply the following in the subject line (not body):  
  
subscribe cws your-email-address  
  
Note that your-email-address should be substituted  
by your email address.  
  
unsubscribe Sender is removed from the CWS mailing list.  
________________________________________________________________________________  
  
Copyright 1999 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. Sun,   
Sun Microsystems, Solaris and SunOS are trademarks or registered trademarks   
of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. This   
Security Bulletin may be reproduced and distributed, provided that this   
Security Bulletin is not modified in any way and is attributed to   
Sun Microsystems, Inc. and provided that such reproduction and distribution   
is performed for non-commercial purposes.  
  
  
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