FreeBSD : exim -- local privilege escalation (e4fcf020-0447-11e0-becc-0022156e8794)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 51446


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


David Woodhouse reports :

Secondly a privilege escalation where the trusted 'exim' user is able to tell Exim to use arbitrary config files, in which further ${run ...} commands will be invoked as root.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51446

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e4fcf020044711e0becc0022156e8794.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 1/10/2011

Updated: 3/28/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: 1/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/10/2010

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 4/15/2022

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Exim4 string_format Function Heap Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4345