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Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-32 / Exim
Release Date January 27, 2014
Latest Revision January 27, 2014: 3
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
mail-mta/exim < 4.80.1 >= 4.80.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #322665, #348249, #353352, #366369, #439734


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Exim users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated January 27, 2014

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