Exim < 4.83 Math Comparison Functions Data Insertion

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77055
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The remote mail server is potentially affected by a data insertion vulnerability.


According to its banner, the version of Exim running on the remote host is prior to 4.83. It is, therefore, potentially affected by a data insertion vulnerability. A flaw exists in the expansion of arguments to math comparison functions which can cause values to be expanded twice. This could permit a local attacker to insert arbitrary data.


Upgrade to Exim 4.83 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77055

File Name: exim_4_83.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Published: 8/7/2014

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: smtpserver_detect.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-2972


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:exim:exim

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/22/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/22/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2972

BID: 68857