openSUSE Security Update : exim (openSUSE-2016-326)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89909


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This update to exim 4.86.2 fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-1531: local privilege escalation for set-uid root exim when using 'perl_startup' (boo#968844)

Important: Exim now cleans the complete execution environment by default. This affects Exim and subprocesses such as transports calling other programs. The following new options are supported to adjust this behaviour :

- keep_environment

- add_environment A warning will be printed upon startup if none of these are configured.

Also includes upstream changes, improvements and bug fixes :

- Support for using the system standard CA bundle.

- New expansion items $config_file, $config_dir, containing the file and directory name of the main configuration file. Also $exim_version.

- New 'malware=' support for Avast.

- New 'spam=' variant option for Rspamd.

- Assorted options on malware= and spam= scanners.

- A commandline option to write a comment into the logfile.

- A logging option for slow DNS lookups.

- New ${env {<variable>}} expansion.

- A non-SMTP authenticator using information from TLS client certificates.

- Main option 'tls_eccurve' for selecting an Elliptic Curve for TLS.

- Main option 'dns_trust_aa' for trusting your local nameserver at the same level as DNSSEC.


Update the affected exim packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89909

File Name: openSUSE-2016-326.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/14

Modified: 2016/12/07

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:novell:opensuse:exim, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:exim-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:exim-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:eximon, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:eximon-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:eximstats-html, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/11

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1531