Sendmail Mail Transfer Agent (MTA)


Open Source:


Application Name:

Sendmail Mail Transfer Agent (MTA)






Assessment Technique(s):

Static Binary Analysis

Assurance Level:

AL4 (High)

Application Desription:

Sendmail is a mail transfer agent (MTA) that supports many kinds of mail transfer and delivery including the overwhelmingly popular SMTP.  


In its reviewed state, the Sendmail Mail Transfer Agent application met or exceeded the security score outlined in the Veracode risk adjusted verification methodology for an application at the assurance level specified above. Veracode’s risk adjusted verification methodology is based on respected industry standards including MITRE’s Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) for classification of software weaknesses and FIRST’s Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) for severity and ease of exploitability and NIST'sdefinitions of assurance levels.



While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this document, Veracode, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information herein. Due to the nature of software security testing, the lack of discoverable flaws does not mean the software is 100% secure.




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