Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : exim4 vulnerability (USN-3322-1) (Stack Clash)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Exim did not properly deallocate memory when
processing certain command line arguments. A local attacker could use
this in conjunction with another vulnerability to possibly execute
arbitrary code and gain administrative 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 exim4-daemon-heavy and / or exim4-daemon-light
packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100920 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1000369

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