Fedora 23: exim Security Update

    Date12 Mar 2016
    CategoryFedora
    24
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    This is new version fixing local privilege escalation for set-uid root when using perl_startup.
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    Fedora Update Notification
    FEDORA-2016-e062971917
    2016-03-12 07:58:13.669760
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    Name        : exim
    Product     : Fedora 23
    Version     : 4.86.2
    Release     : 1.fc23
    URL         : http://www.exim.org/
    Summary     : The exim mail transfer agent
    Description :
    Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of
    Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet. It is
    freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence. In
    style it is similar to Smail 3, but its facilities are more
    general. There is a great deal of flexibility in the way mail can be
    routed, and there are extensive facilities for checking incoming
    mail. Exim can be installed in place of sendmail, although the
    configuration of exim is quite different to that of sendmail.
    
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    Update Information:
    
    This is new version fixing local privilege escalation for set-uid root when
    using perl_startup.
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    References:
    
      [ 1 ] Bug #1314293 - CVE-2016-1531 exim: local root privilege escalation for configurations with perl_startup
            https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1314293
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    This update can be installed with the "yum" update program. Use
    su -c 'yum update exim' at the command line.
    For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
    available at https://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
    
    All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
    GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
    https://fedoraproject.org/keys
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