GLSA-201803-01 : Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 107178


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201803-01 (Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Exim. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by connecting to the SMTP listener daemon, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Exim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/exim-4.90.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 107178

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201803-01.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:exim, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/06

Reference Information

GLSA: 201803-01