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CVE-1999-1580 - Glooming Gums

Description

SunOS sendmail 5.59 through 5.65 uses popen to process a forwarding host argument which allows local users to gain root privileges by modifying the IFS (Internal Field Separator) variable and passing crafted values to the -oR option.

Reference

http://www.alw.nih.gov/Security/8lgm/8lgm-Advisory-21.html http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1853&cid=1978 http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-95.11.sun.sendmail-oR.vul http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/3278 http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/7829