Debian DSA-2232-1 : exim4 - format string vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 53833

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VPR Score: 7


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


It was discovered that Exim, the default mail transport agent in Debian, uses DKIM data obtain from DNS directly in a format string, potentially allowing malicious mail senders to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2011-1764 )

The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem because it does not contain DKIM support.


Upgrade the exim4 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 4.72-6+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 53833

File Name: debian_DSA-2232.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/05/09

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:exim4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1764

BID: 47736

DSA: 2232