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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:26 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: exim Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200212-5
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PACKAGE : exim
SUMMARY : local root vulnerability
DATE : 2002-12-16 16:12 UTC
EXPLOIT : local

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- From advisory:

"This is a format string bug in daemon.c, line 976:

sprintf(CS buff, CS pid_file_path, ""); /* Backward compatibility */

pid_file_path can be changed on the command line.
This line is in the function daemon_go(), which only
gets executed when the user is an exim-admin-user."

Read the full advisory at
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=103903403527788&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-mail/exim-4.05 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge exim
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
raker@gentoo.org
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