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Category:SMTP problems
Title:Exim Local Root / Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Summary:Exim < 4.86.2 Local Root Privilege Escalation
Exim < 4.86.2 Local Root Privilege Escalation

Vulnerability Insight:
When Exim installation has been compiled with Perl support and contains a perl_startup configuration variable it can be exploited by malicious local attackers to gain root privileges.

Update to Exim 4.86.2 or newer.

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Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-1531
Debian Security Information: DSA-3517 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2016:0721 (Google Search)
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