FreeBSD : exim -- Privilege escalation via multiple memory leaks (8c1a271d-56cf-11e7-b9fe-c13eb7bcbf4f)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100975


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


Qualsys reports :

Exim supports the use of multiple '-p' command line arguments which are malloc()'ed and never free()'ed, used in conjunction with other issues allows attackers to cause arbitrary code execution. This affects exim version 4.89 and earlier. Please note that at this time upstream has released a patch (commit 65e061b76867a9ea7aeeb535341b790b90ae6c21), but it is not known if a new point release is available that addresses this issue at this time.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100975

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8c1a271d56cf11e7b9fec13eb7bcbf4f.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/22

Modified: 2017/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/19