Public Date:
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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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
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 2011-01-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (exim) RHSA-2011:0153 2011-01-17