Debian DSA-3747-1 : exim4 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 96104

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Bjoern Jacke discovered that Exim, Debian's default mail transfer agent, may leak the private DKIM signing key to the log files if specific configuration options are met.

Solution

Upgrade the exim4 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 4.84.2-2+deb8u2.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/exim4

https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3747

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96104

File Name: debian_DSA-3747.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/27/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:exim4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/25/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9963

DSA: 3747