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From: Seemant Kulleen <seemant@g.o>
Subject: Buffer overflow in Exim
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 20:51:38 -0700
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GLSA: GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE         : exim
SUMMARY         : security vulnerability in exim
DATE            : Apr 19 03:02:46 UTC 2002
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OVERVIEW

A security vulnerability has been found that might allow a local attacker
to gain elevated priveleges.  This affects Gentoo's exim-3.34-r1 and prior
packages.


DETAIL

Fix for a security vulnerability that could allow local attackers to gain
elevated privileges though a buffer overflow exploit.
http://www.securiteam.com/unixfocus/5CP0H206AI.html


SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running exim update
their systems as follows.

emerge --clean rsync
emerge exim
emerge clean

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