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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:358

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:358.

Exim is a mail transport agent (MTA) developed at the University of
Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet.

An integer overflow flaw was found in PCRE, a Perl-compatible regular
expression library included within Exim. A local user could create a
maliciously crafted regular expression in such as way that they could gain
the privileges of the 'exim' user. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2491 to this issue. These
erratum packages change Exim to use the system PCRE library instead of the
internal one.

These packages also fix a minor flaw where the Exim Monitor was incorrectly
computing free space on very large file systems.

Users should upgrade to these erratum packages and also ensure they have
updated the system PCRE library, for which erratum packages are available
seperately in RHSA-2005:761

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 15647
BugTraq ID: 14620
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2491
Debian Security Information: DSA-800 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-817 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-819 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-821 (Google Search)
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBMA02159
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBOV02683
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBUX02074
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT051251
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT061238
HPdes Security Advisory: SSRT090208
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2006.10
SGI Security Advisory: 20060401-01-U
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:048 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:049 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:051 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:052 (Google Search)
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