Sendmail 8.13.6 release notes

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-03-22T00:00:00


8.13.6/8.13.6 2006/03/22 SECURITY: Replace unsafe use of setjmp(3)/longjmp(3) in the server and client side of sendmail with timeouts in the libsm I/O layer and fix problems in that code. Also fix handling of a buffer in sm_syslog() which could have been used as an attack vector to exploit the unsafe handling of setjmp(3)/longjmp(3) in combination with signals. Problem detected by Mark Dowd of ISS X-Force. Handle theoretical integer overflows that could triggered if the server accepted headers larger than the maximum (signed) integer value. This is prevented in the default configuration by restricting the size of a header, and on most machines memory allocations would fail before reaching those values. Problems found by Phil Brass of ISS. If a server returns 421 for an RSET command when trying to start another transaction in a session while sending mail, do not trigger an internal consistency check. Problem found by Allan E Johannesen of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. If a server returns a 5xy error code (other than 501) in response to a STARTTLS command despite the fact that it advertised STARTTLS and that the code is not valid according to RFC 2487 treat it nevertheless as a permanent failure instead of a protocol error (which has been changed to a temporary error in 8.13.5). Problem reported by Jeff A. Earickson of Colby College. Clear SMTP state after a HELO/EHLO command. Patch from John Myers of Proofpoint. Observe MinQueueAge option when gathering entries from the queue for sorting etc instead of waiting until the entries are processed. Patch from Brian Fundakowski Feldman. Set up TLS session cache to properly handle clients that try to resume a stored TLS session. Properly count the number of (direct) child processes such that a configured value (MaxDaemonChildren) is not exceeded. Based on patch from Attila Bruncsak. LIBMILTER: Remove superfluous backslash in macro definition (libmilter.h). Based on patch from Mike Kupfer of Sun Microsystems. LIBMILTER: Don't try to set SO_REUSEADDR on UNIX domain sockets. This generates an error message from libmilter on Solaris, though other systems appear to just discard the request silently. LIBMILTER: Deal with sigwait(2) implementations that return -1 and set errno instead of returning an error code directly. Patch from Chris Adams of HiWAAY Informations Services. Portability: Fix compilation checks for closefrom(3) and statvfs(2) in NetBSD. Problem noted by S. Moonesamy, patch from Andrew Brown.