Exim < 3.36 / 4.33 Multiple Remote Overflows

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SMTP server has multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote version of Exim has multiple remote stack-based buffer
overflow vulnerabilities when header syntax checking is enabled. It
should be noted that this is not the default configuration. A remote
attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Exim 4.32 or later, or disable header syntax checking in

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: SMTP problems

Nessus Plugin ID: 12232 (exim_mult_overflow.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0399