GLSA-201401-32 : Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 72159


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-32 (Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Exim. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Exim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/exim-4.80.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72159

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-32.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 1/28/2014

Updated: 3/28/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:exim, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/27/2014

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

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim4 string_format Function Heap Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2023, CVE-2010-2024, CVE-2010-4344, CVE-2010-4345, CVE-2011-0017, CVE-2011-1407, CVE-2011-1764, CVE-2012-5671

BID: 40451, 40454, 45308, 45341, 46065, 47736, 47836, 56285

GLSA: 201401-32