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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.105568
Category:SMTP problems
Title:Exim Local Root / Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Summary:Exim < 4.86.2 Local Root Privilege Escalation
Description:Summary:
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.

Solution:
Update to Exim 4.86.2 or newer.

CVSS Score:
6.9

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-1531
Debian Security Information: DSA-3517 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3517
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/39535/
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/39549/
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/39702/
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/136124/Exim-4.84-3-Local-Root-Privilege-Escalation.html
http://www.rapid7.com/db/modules/exploit/unix/local/exim_perl_startup
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035512
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2016:0721 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00026.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2933-1
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