Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1911-1] exim4 security update)

Published: 2019-09-07 02:00:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'exim4' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-1911-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
'Zerons' and Qualys discovered that a buffer overflow triggerable in the TLS negotiation code of the Exim mail transport agent could result in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

Affected Versions:
'exim4' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 4.84.2-2+deb8u6. We recommend that you upgrade your exim4 Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-15846

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2019-15846

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/09/msg00004.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DLA-1911-1

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2019-09-07
Modified
2019-09-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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