Sendmail Flaw Tests Homeland Security
Source: CNet News
L33tdawg: I've been looking everywhere and I can't seem to find any technical discussions relating to the sendmail header vulnerability announced by ISS. Has anyone come across some documentation regarding testing for the exploit? Do post your comments.
A critical flaw in Sendmail, the Internet's most popular e-mail server, has become the first test for the newly minted Department of Homeland Security and its cyberdefense arm. The DHS's Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) worked with security company Internet Security Systems, which discovered the flaw, and Sendmail Inc. to create a patch while keeping news of the issue from leaking to those who might exploit the vulnerability.
"Working with the private sector, we alerted key owners of the vulnerable software and got them talking," said David Wray, spokesman for the IAIP Directorate. "We think this is a great example of how this should, and does, work."
The Department of Homeland Security got high marks from the security community for giving companies the necessary time to create the patch and for synchronizing its release.
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