Fedora 14 : exim-4.72-2.fc14 (2010-12375)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53394


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes the following security flaws :

- CVE-2010-2023 exim: hard-link following vulnerability in mailbox handling

- CVE-2010-2024 exim: race condition when MBX locking is enabled

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected exim package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 53394

File Name: fedora_2010-12375.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/04/13

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:exim, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:14

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2023, CVE-2010-2024

BID: 40451, 40454

FEDORA: 2010-12375