Exim deliver_message() Function Remote Command Execution Vulnerability (Remote)

High Nessus Plugin ID 127100


The remote mail server is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability.


The version of Exim on the remote host is affected by a remote command execution vulnerability in the deliver_message() function of '/src/deliver.c'. An unauthenticated remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted message, to execute arbitrary command. Nessus was able to cause the remote host to ping the scanner.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127100

File Name: exim_deliver_message_cmd_exec.nbin

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Published: 2019/07/29

Updated: 2020/07/03

Dependencies: 10263

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-10149

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: cpe:/a:exim:exim

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2019/06/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/06/05

Exploitable With


Metasploit (Exim 4.87 - 4.91 Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-10149

BID: 108679