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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.68948
Category:FreeBSD Local Security Checks
Title:exim -- local privilege escalation
Summary:exim -- local privilege escalation
Description:The remote host is missing an update to the system
as announced in the referenced advisory.

The following packages are affected:
exim
exim-ldap
exim-ldap2
exim-mysql
exim-postgresql
exim-sa-exim

CVE-2011-0017
The open_log function in log.c in Exim 4.72 and earlier does not check
the return value from (1) setuid or (2) setgid system calls, which
allows local users to append log data to arbitrary files via a symlink
attack.

Solution:
Update your system with the appropriate patches or
software upgrades.

ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.74
http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/44ccfab0-3564-11e0-8e81-0022190034c0.html
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-0017
http://lists.exim.org/lurker/message/20110126.034702.4d69c278.en.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-2154 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2154
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:004 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-02/msg00004.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1060-1
BugTraq ID: 46065
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46065
http://osvdb.org/70696
http://secunia.com/advisories/43101
http://secunia.com/advisories/43128
http://secunia.com/advisories/43243
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0224
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0245
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0364
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0464
XForce ISS Database: exim-openlog-privilege-escalation(65028)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/65028
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2011 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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