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CVE-2010-4344

Impact: Critical
Public: 2010-12-07
CWE: CWE-78
Bugzilla: 661756: CVE-2010-4344 exim remote code execution flaw

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the string_vformat function in string.c in Exim before 4.70 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an SMTP session that includes two MAIL commands in conjunction with a large message containing crafted headers, leading to improper rejection logging.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4344 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.5
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES EUS (v. 4.7) (exim) RHSA-2010:0970 December 10, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3 server) (exim) RHSA-2010:0970 December 10, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.4 server) (exim) RHSA-2010:0970 December 10, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (exim) RHSA-2010:0970 December 10, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (exim) RHSA-2010:0970 December 10, 2010

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