Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 : exim4 vulnerability (USN-1032-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Sergey Kononenko and Eugene Bujak discovered that Exim did not
correctly truncate string expansions. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted email traffic to run arbitrary code as the Exim
user, which could also lead to root privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51136 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45308

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4344

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