FreeBSD : exim -- local privillege escalation (7d09b9ee-e0ba-11e5-abc4-6fb07af136d2)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

The Exim development team reports :

All installations having Exim set-uid root and using 'perl_startup'
are vulnerable to a local privilege escalation. Any user who can start
an instance of Exim (and this is normally any user) can gain root
privileges. If you do not use 'perl_startup' you should be safe.

See also :

https://lists.exim.org/lurker/message/20160302.191005.a72d8433.en.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?4185ebaa

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89089 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1531

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