FreeBSD : Exim -- remote code execution and information disclosure (36594c54-7be7-11e0-9838-0022156e8794)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Release notes for Exim 4.76 says :

Bugzilla 1106: CVE-2011-1764 - DKIM log line was subject to a
format-string attack -- SECURITY: remote arbitrary code execution.

DKIM signature header parsing was double-expanded, second time
unintentionally subject to list matching rules, letting the header
cause arbitrary Exim lookups (of items which can occur in lists, *not*
arbitrary string expansion). This allowed for information disclosure.

Also, impact assessment was redone shortly after the original
announcement :

Further analysis revealed that the second security was more severe
than I realised at the time that I wrote the announcement. The second
security issue has been assigned CVE-2011-1407 and is also a remote
code execution flaw. For clarity: both issues were introduced with

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53907 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1407

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