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1715237: CVE-2019-10149 exim: Remote command execution in deliver_message() function in /src/deliver.c
A flaw was found in the way exim validated recipient addresses. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands on the exim server with the permissions of the user running the application.

Find out more about CVE-2019-10149 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Exim is vulnerable since version 4.87, therefore the version of exim package (exim-4.63) shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not affected by this flaw.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 9
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Changed
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 exim Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank Qualys Research Labs for reporting this issue.

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