FreeBSD : exim -- a buffer overflow vulnerability, remote code execution (316b3c3e-0e98-11e8-8d41-97657151f8c2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 106733



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


Exim developers report :

There is a buffer overflow in base64d(), if some pre-conditions are met. Using a handcrafted message, remote code execution seems to be possible.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106733

File Name: freebsd_pkg_316b3c3e0e9811e88d4197657151f8c2.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 2/12/2018

Updated: 11/10/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:freebsd:freebsd:exim:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2018