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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0970
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0970.

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

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in Exim's internal
string_vformat() function. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
execute arbitrary code on the mail server running Exim. (CVE-2010-4344)

Note: successful exploitation would allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code as root on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5 system that
is running the Exim mail server. An exploit for this issue is known to

For additional information regarding this flaw, along with mitigation
advice, please see the Knowledge Base article linked to in the
References section of this advisory.

Users of Exim are advised to update to these erratum packages which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this
update, the Exim daemon will be restarted automatically.

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 : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-4344
BugTraq ID: 45308
Bugtraq: 20101213 Exim security issue in historical release (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#682457
Debian Security Information: DSA-2131 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2010:059 (Google Search)
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