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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51455
Category:Conectiva Local Security Checks
Title:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:735
Summary:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:735
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory CLA-2003:735.

Exim[1] is a popular email server (MTA).

A remote heap buffer overflow vulnerability[2] has been reported[3]
in the Exim server. Carefully constructed EHLO/HELO messages can
cause a buffer overflow. By the time this message is processed, Exim
is no longer running with administrator privileges. At this time,
this vulnerability is believed to be difficult to exploit.

Exim is not installed nor started by default on Conectiva Linux.


Solution:
The apt tool can be used to perform RPM package upgrades
by running 'apt-get update' followed by 'apt-get upgrade'

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=CLA-2003:735
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/index.php?id=a&anuncio=002003

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0743
Bugtraq: 20030901 exim remote heap overflow, probably not exploitable (Google Search)
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=106252015820395&w=2
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=vuln-dev&m=106264740820334&w=2
http://www.exim.org/pipermail/exim-users/Week-of-Mon-20030811/057720.html
http://www.exim.org/pipermail/exim-users/Week-of-Mon-20030811/057809.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-376 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-376
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:735
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000735
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2005 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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