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HP-UX sendmail vulnerable to denial of service

Vulnerability Note VU#349305

Original Release Date: 2007-04-25 | Last Revised: 2007-04-25


HP-UX contains an unspecified vulnerability in sendmail, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service.


HP-UX systems running sendmail are vulnerable to an unspecified denial of service. According to HP technical document c00841370, the following versions are affected

HP-UX B.11.00 (obsolete) running sendmail 8.9.3 or sendmail 8.11.1,
HP-UX B.11.11 running sendmail 8.9.3 or sendmail 8.11.1,
HP-UX B.11.23 running sendmail 8.11.1.

Note that this vulnerability only affects sendmail on HP-UX systems.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to create a denial-of-service condition on a vulnerable HP-UX system.


Apply an update
Apply an update, as specified in HP technical document c00841370.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Hewlett-Packard Company

Notified:  April 25, 2007 Updated:  April 25, 2007



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Please see HP technical document c00841370.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



Thanks to HP for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 1.78
Date Public: 2007-04-16
Date First Published: 2007-04-25
Date Last Updated: 2007-04-25 20:03 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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