FreeBSD : exim -- local privillege escalation (7d09b9ee-e0ba-11e5-abc4-6fb07af136d2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89089


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The Exim development team reports :

All installations having Exim set-uid root and using 'perl_startup' are vulnerable to a local privilege escalation. Any user who can start an instance of Exim (and this is normally any user) can gain root privileges. If you do not use 'perl_startup' you should be safe.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89089

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7d09b9eee0ba11e5abc46fb07af136d2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/03/03

Modified: 2017/07/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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


Base Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/26

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1531