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Category:SuSE Local Security Checks
Title:openSUSE: Security Advisory for exim (openSUSE-SU-2016:0721-1)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'exim'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'exim'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
This update to exim 4.86.2 fixes the following issues:

* CVE-2016-1531: local privilege escalation for set-uid root exim when
using 'perl_startup' (boo#968844)

Important: Exim now cleans the complete execution environment by default.
This affects Exim and subprocesses such as transports calling other
programs. The following new options are supported to adjust this behaviour:

* keep_environment

* add_environment A warning will be printed upon startup if none of these
are configured.

Also includes upstream changes, improvements and bug fixes:

* Support for using the system standard CA bundle.

* New expansion items $config_file, $config_dir, containing the file and
directory name of the main configuration file. Also $exim_version.

* New 'malware=' support for Avast.

* New 'spam=' variant option for Rspamd.

* Assorted options on malware= and spam= scanners.

* A commandline option to write a comment into the logfile.

* A logging option for slow DNS lookups.

* New ${env { variable }} expansion.

* A non-SMTP authenticator using information from TLS client

* Main option 'tls_eccurve' for selecting an Elliptic Curve for TLS.

* Main option 'dns_trust_aa' for trusting your local nameserver at the
same level as DNSSEC.

Affected Software/OS:
exim on openSUSE Leap 42.1, openSUSE 13.2

Please install the updated package(s).

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-1531
Debian Security Information: DSA-3517 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2016:0721 (Google Search)
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