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Exim 'FROM' Field Format String Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Exim 'FROM' Field Format String Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/20/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
12/04/2013

Description

Certain versions of Exim are vulnerable to a format string vulnerability when a local user sends mail with a specially crafted 'FROM' field. As a result, a local, unprivileged user can elevate his/her privileges to root.

Solution(s)

  • exim-upgrade-3_34

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