CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-12-07
Bugzilla: 662012: CVE-2010-4345 exim privilege escalation


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Exim 4.72 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging the ability of the exim user account to specify an alternate configuration file with a directive that contains arbitrary commands, as demonstrated by the spool_directory directive.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4345 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (exim) RHSA-2011:0153 January 17, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (exim) RHSA-2011:0153 January 17, 2011

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