Exim < 4.76 dkim_exim_verify_finish Remote Format String Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5911


The remote mail server is vulnerable to a command execution attack.


The remote host is running Exim, a message transfer agent.

Versions of Exim earlier than 4.76 are potentially affected by a format string vulnerability in logging DKIM information from an inbound email. By sending a specially crafted message to the server, a remote attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the server subject to the privileges of the user running the affected application.


Upgrade to Exim 4.76 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5911

Family: SMTP Servers

Published: 2011/05/10

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 2004, 2005

Nessus ID: 53856

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:exim:exim

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1407, CVE-2011-1764

BID: 47736, 47836