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exim -- local privilege escalation

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The following packages are affected: exim, exim-ldap, exim-ldap2, exim-mysql, exim-postgresql, exim-sa-exim CVE-2011-0017 The open_log function in log.c in Exim 4.72 and earlier does not check the return value from (1) setuid or (2) setgid system calls, which allows local users to append log data to arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Solution

Solution

Update your system with the appropriate patches or software upgrades.

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