NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, March 23, 2006

Major vulnerability in sendmail Posted by Mikko @ 18:26 GMT

sendmail.org logoSendmail - the most common MTA in the net - has a major vulnerability. This one allows remote execution of code. It just might be wormable.

Worms spreading via sendmail would be nothing new. We already saw this in 1988 with the infamous Morris Worm.

It's probably quite unlikely we would actually see a widespread worm with the current exploit. In any case, it's a good idea to patch now.