FreeBSD : exim -- local privilege escalation (44ccfab0-3564-11e0-8e81-0022190034c0)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51963


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description reports :

CVE-2011-0017 - check return value of setuid/setgid. This is a privilege escalation vulnerability whereby the Exim run-time user can cause root to append content of the attacker's choosing to arbitrary files.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51963

File Name: freebsd_pkg_44ccfab0356411e08e810022190034c0.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/02/14

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-ldap, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-ldap2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-mysql, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-postgresql, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-sa-exim, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0017