Sendmail IDENT Remote root Vulnerability



Date Discovered

February 24, 1994


A vulnerability in the IDENT function of sendmail 8.6.9 allows attackers to obtain remote root access. Very little other information on this vulnerability is currently available; this is an old vulnerability.

Technologies Affected

  • Eric Allman Sendmail 8.6.9

Upgrade to at least version 8.6.10 of sendmail.



Disclosed in CIAC bulletin F-13 dated Feb 22, 1995.

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