Executive Summary

Title Exim: Multiple vulnerabilities
Name GLSA-201909-06 First vendor Publication 2019-09-07
Vendor Gentoo Last vendor Modification 2019-09-07
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 10 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Exim, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) designed to be a a highly configurable, drop-in replacement for sendmail.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Exim. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker, by connecting to the SMTP listener daemon, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Exim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/exim-4.92.2"


[ 1 ] CVE-2019-13917 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-13917
[ 2 ] CVE-2019-15846 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-15846


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:


Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201909-06.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
50 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
50 % CWE-19 Data Handling

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 139
Os 4

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2020-04-02 Exim unauthenticated remote code execution attempt
RuleID : 53378 - Revision : 1 - Type : SERVER-OTHER
2020-04-02 Exim unauthenticated remote code execution attempt
RuleID : 53377 - Revision : 1 - Type : SERVER-OTHER
2020-04-02 Exim unauthenticated remote code execution attempt
RuleID : 53376 - Revision : 1 - Type : SERVER-OTHER

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Date Informations
2019-09-07 05:18:55
  • First insertion