Gentoo: 201401-32 Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Exim, the worst of which leading to remote execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201401-32
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 Severity: High
    Title: Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 27, 2014
     Bugs: #322665, #348249, #353352, #366369, #439734
       ID: 201401-32

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Exim, the worst of which leading
to remote execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

Background
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Exim is a highly configurable, drop-in replacement for sendmail.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  mail-mta/exim                < 4.80.1                  >= 4.80.1 

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Exim. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the root
privileges, or cause a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Exim users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/exim-4.80.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-2023
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2023
[ 2 ] CVE-2010-2024
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2024
[ 3 ] CVE-2010-4344
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-4344
[ 4 ] CVE-2010-4345
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-4345
[ 5 ] CVE-2011-0017
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-0017
[ 6 ] CVE-2011-1407
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-1407
[ 7 ] CVE-2011-1764
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-1764
[ 8 ] CVE-2012-5671
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-5671

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201401-32.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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