openSUSE Security Update : exim (openSUSE-2016-326)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update to exim 4.86.2 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-1531: local privilege escalation for set-uid
root exim when using 'perl_startup' (boo#968844)

Important: Exim now cleans the complete execution environment by
default. This affects Exim and subprocesses such as transports calling
other programs. The following new options are supported to adjust this
behaviour :

- keep_environment

- add_environment A warning will be printed upon startup
if none of these are configured.

Also includes upstream changes, improvements and bug fixes :

- Support for using the system standard CA bundle.

- New expansion items $config_file, $config_dir,
containing the file and directory name of the main
configuration file. Also $exim_version.

- New 'malware=' support for Avast.

- New 'spam=' variant option for Rspamd.

- Assorted options on malware= and spam= scanners.

- A commandline option to write a comment into the
logfile.

- A logging option for slow DNS lookups.

- New ${env {<variable>}} expansion.

- A non-SMTP authenticator using information from TLS
client certificates.

- Main option 'tls_eccurve' for selecting an Elliptic
Curve for TLS.

- Main option 'dns_trust_aa' for trusting your local
nameserver at the same level as DNSSEC.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=968844

Solution :

Update the affected exim 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: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89909 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1531

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