Scientific Linux Security Update : exim on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60919
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA buffer overflow flaw was discovered in Exim's internal string_vformat() function. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the mail server running Exim.
Note: successful exploitation would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code as root on a Scientific Linux 4 or 5 system that is running the Exim mail server. An exploit for this issue is known to exist.
After installing this update, the Exim daemon will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.