GLSA-201607-12 : Exim: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-12
(Exim: Arbitrary code execution)

Vulnerabilities have been discovered in Exim’s implementation of
set-uid root and when using ‘perl_startup’. These vulnerabilities
require a user account on the Exim server and a configuration that does
lookups against files to which the user has edit access.

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or escalate privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201607-12

Solution :

All Exim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/exim-4.87'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92482 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2972

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