Mac OS X security hole

T. Patrick Henebry tphenebry at
Tue Mar 4 13:47:46 PST 2003


There is a security hole in sendmail that could turn out to be quite 
nasty for some. It affects a number of Unix and Linux variants.  This 
includes Apple's Mac OS X.

Apple has made a patch available through Software Update (the update 
from Apple also addresses an SSH issue) See:

for details and a vendor list. If your vendor isn't listed I would 
still contact them to see if they have a fix.

Also has a new version of sendmail available that fixes 
the hole, as well as patches for older versions at:

Sendmail is almost universal among Unix and Linux distributions I 
strongly suggest everyone take steps to patch this security hole.
T. Patrick Henebry

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