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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2021-27216: Security patch for exim (ALAS-2022-1622)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2021-27216: Security patch for exim (ALAS-2022-1622)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/04/2021
Created
08/29/2022
Added
08/05/2022
Modified
08/05/2022

Description

Exim 4 before 4.94.2 has Execution with Unnecessary Privileges. By leveraging a delete_pid_file race condition, a local user can delete arbitrary files as root. This involves the -oP and -oPX options.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-exim

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