ArchLinux: 201909-3: exim: arbitrary command execution

    Date11 Sep 2019
    CategoryArchLinux
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package exim before version 4.92.2-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary command execution.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201909-3
    =========================================
    
    Severity: Critical
    Date    : 2019-09-06
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2019-15846
    Package : exim
    Type    : arbitrary command execution
    Remote  : Yes
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1037
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package exim before version 4.92.2-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary
    command execution.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 4.92.2-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "exim>=4.92.2-1"
    
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 4.92.2.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    Exim before 4.92.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code as
    root via a trailing backslash.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker is able to execute arbitrary commands with root
    privileges.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://exim.org/static/doc/security/CVE-2019-15846.txt
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-15846
    
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