Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 : exim4 vulnerability (USN-3499-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 104882

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Exim incorrectly handled certain BDAT data headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Exim to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected exim4-daemon-heavy and / or exim4-daemon-light packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3499-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104882

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3499-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/30/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4-daemon-heavy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:exim4-daemon-light, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16944

USN: 3499-1