Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : exim4 vulnerability (USN-1130-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the Exim daemon did not correctly handle format
strings in DKIM headers. An unauthenticated remote attacker could send
specially crafted email to run arbitrary code as the Exim user. The
default compiler options for affected releases reduces the
vulnerability to a denial of service under most conditions.

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 exim4-daemon-custom, exim4-daemon-heavy and / or
exim4-daemon-light packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55091 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47736

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1764