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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201803-01 ] Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:23:59
Message-Id: 617e1e61-e1e8-e5cc-e30c-973acd175a06@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201803-01
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: High
    Title: Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: March 06, 2018
     Bugs: #638772, #647240
       ID: 201803-01

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Exim, the worst of which
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) designed to be a a highly
configurable, drop-in replacement for sendmail.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  mail-mta/exim                < 4.90.1                  >= 4.90.1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Exim. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by connecting to the SMTP listener daemon, could
possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or
cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Exim users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/exim-4.90.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-16943
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-16943
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-16944
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-16944
[ 3 ] CVE-2018-6789
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6789

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201803-01

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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