SGI Advisory 20060302-01-P Security update for Sendmail

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SGI Security Coordinator

Mar 23, 2006, 2:09:08 PM3/23/06
SGI Security Advisory

Title : Security update for Sendmail
Number : 20060302-01-P
Date : March 22, 2006
Reference : CVE-2006-0058
Fixed in : Patch 7082

SGI provides this information freely to the SGI user community for its
consideration, interpretation, implementation and use. SGI recommends that
this information be acted upon as soon as possible.

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or information in this Security Advisory.

--- Issue Specifics ---
It has been reported that under certain conditions a vulnerability in
sendmail could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the sendmail daemon.

For more details please see:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CVE-2006-0058 to this issue:

SGI has investigated the issue and recommends the following steps for
neutralizing the exposure. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that these measures
be implemented on ALL vulnerable SGI systems. This issue has been
corrected in future releases of IRIX.

--- Impact ---
To determine the version of IRIX you are running, execute the following

# /bin/uname -R

That will return a result similar to the following:

# 6.5 6.5.27f

The first number ("6.5") is the release name, the second ("6.5.27f" in
this case) is the extended release name. The extended release name is the
"version" we refer to throughout this document.

--- Solution ---

SGI has provided a patch for these vulnerabilities and
recommends that all affected operating systems install the
appropriate patch.

OS Version Vulnerable? Patch # Other Actions
- ---------- ----------- ------- -------------
IRIX 3.x unknown Note 1
IRIX 4.x unknown Note 1
IRIX 5.x unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.0.x unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.1 unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.2 unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.3 unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.4 unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.5[MR,1..18] unknown Note 1
IRIX 6.5.[19..26] vulnerable Upgrade to 6.5.27 Note 2 & 3
and apply 7082
IRIX 6.5.[27..29] vulnerable 7082 Note 2 & 3


1) If you have not received an IRIX 6.5.X CD for IRIX 6.5, contact
your SGI Support Provider or URL:

2) Install the required patch(es) based on your operating release.

3) As part of patch7082, sendmail will be updated from 8.12.5-based sendmail to 8.12.11-based sendmail.

##### Patch File Checksums ####
The actual patch will be a tar file containing the following files:
Filename: README.patch.7082
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 36729 5
Algorithm #2 (sum): 36729 5
MD5 checksum: 1919FDF46146CC312E2022318124530F

Filename: patchSG0007082
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 14373 2
Algorithm #2 (sum): 14373 2
MD5 checksum: 86CE3F6DF907CF89184683F950FD9FDA

Filename: patchSG0007082.eoe_man
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 15646 32
Algorithm #2 (sum): 15646 32
MD5 checksum: 874AA54902C47A920ECA1DA482B0E8AC

Filename: patchSG0007082.eoe_src
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 01296 2708
Algorithm #2 (sum): 01296 2708
MD5 checksum: 456D2491E6282E8C8B14F2A157FBBA86

Filename: patchSG0007082.eoe_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 45279 1271
Algorithm #2 (sum): 45279 1271
MD5 checksum: E24AC976D39B5929ABE73B2465F6C7C5

Filename: patchSG0007082.idb
Algorithm #1 (sum -r): 62489 25
Algorithm #2 (sum): 62489 25
MD5 checksum: C7E95038CACFB8C06C877CE90BB3FDC1

--- Acknowledgments ----

SGI wishes to thank CERT and the users of the Internet Community
at large for their assistance in this matter.

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