Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : exim4 vulnerability (USN-1618-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Exim incorrectly handled DKIM DNS decoding.
This flaw could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62708 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5671