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FS#54858 - [exim] [Security] arbitrary code execution (CVE-2017-1000369)

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Pablo Lezaeta (Jristz) - Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 05:36 GMT
Last edited by Levente Polyak (anthraxx) - Thursday, 30 November 2017, 12:56 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



The package exim is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution via CVE-2017-1000369.


Exim supports the use of multiple "-p" command line arguments which are malloc()'ed and never free()'ed, used in conjunction with other issues allows attackers to cause arbitrary code execution. This affects exim version 4.89 and earlier. Please note that at this time upstream has released a patch (commit 65e061b76867a9ea7aeeb535341b790b90ae6c21), but it is not known if a new point release is available that addresses this issue at this time or near future so I think better use the patch.

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Closed by  Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Thursday, 30 November 2017, 12:56 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  4.89.1-1