Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201401-32

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

Affected Packages

mail-mta/exim on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.80.1
Unaffected versions >= 4.80.1

Background

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

Description

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 root privileges, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Exim users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
January 27, 2014

Latest Revision
January 27, 2014: 3

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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