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CVE-2011-0017

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Overview

The open_log function in log.c in Exim 4.72 and earlier does not check the return value from (1) setuid or (2) setgid system calls, which allows local users to append log data to arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Related Files

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201401-32
Posted Jan 27, 2014
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201401-32 - Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Exim, the worst of which leading to remote execution of arbitrary code with root privileges. Versions less than 4.80.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, root, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2010-2023, CVE-2010-2024, CVE-2010-4344, CVE-2010-4345, CVE-2011-0017, CVE-2011-1407, CVE-2011-1764, CVE-2012-5671
MD5 | 86774c961d131435e18c1dbf719ed5d0
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1060-1
Posted Feb 10, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1060-1 - It was discovered that Exim contained a design flaw in the way it processed alternate configuration files. An attacker that obtained privileges of the "Debian-exim" user could use an alternate configuration file to obtain root privileges. It was discovered that Exim incorrectly handled certain return values when handling logging. A local attacker could use this flaw to obtain root privileges. Dan Rosenberg discovered that Exim incorrectly handled writable sticky-bit mail directories. If Exim were configured in this manner, a local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10, and 10.04 LTS. Dan Rosenberg discovered that Exim incorrectly handled MBX locking. If Exim were configured in this manner, a local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10, and 10.04 LTS.

tags | advisory, denial of service, local, root
systems | linux, debian, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-2023, CVE-2010-2024, CVE-2010-4345, CVE-2011-0017
MD5 | 45c3edcc9b8301f1a4544a7dcbb9cf4e
Debian Security Advisory 2154-2
Posted Feb 1, 2011
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2154-2 - The updated packages from DSA-2154-1 introduced a regression which prevented unprivileged users from using 'exim4 -bf' to test filter configurations. This update fixes this problem.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2010-4345, CVE-2011-0017
MD5 | 6f58872af914e726ca489dbf26047f75
Debian Security Advisory 2154-1
Posted Jan 31, 2011
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2154-1 - A design flaw (CVE-2010-4345) in exim4 allowed the local Debian-exim user to obtain root privileges by specifying an alternate configuration file using the -C option or by using the macro override facility (-D option). Unfortunately, fixing this vulnerability is not possible without some changes in exim4's behavior. If you use the -C or -D options or use the system filter facility, you should evaluate the changes carefully and adjust your configuration accordingly. The Debian default configuration is not affected by the changes.

tags | advisory, local, root
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2010-4345, CVE-2011-0017
MD5 | a9004c8e32ff921f1a4802395f1a3ddf
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