FreeBSD : Exim -- RCE in deliver_message() function (45bea6b5-8855-11e9-8d41-97657151f8c2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 125749


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


Exim team and Qualys report :

We received a report of a possible remote exploit. Currently there is no evidence of an active use of this exploit.

A patch exists already, is being tested, and backported to all versions we released since (and including) 4.87.

The severity depends on your configuration. It depends on how close to the standard configuration your Exim runtime configuration is. The closer the better.

Exim 4.92 is not vulnerable.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125749

File Name: freebsd_pkg_45bea6b5885511e98d4197657151f8c2.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2019/06/07

Updated: 2019/12/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/06/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/05/27

Exploitable With


Metasploit (Exim 4.87 - 4.91 Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-10149