CVE-2016-1531

NameCVE-2016-1531
DescriptionExim before 4.86.2, when installed setuid root, allows local users to gain privileges via the perl_startup argument.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3517-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
exim4 (PTS)wheezy4.80-7+deb7u3fixed
wheezy (security)4.80-7+deb7u5fixed
jessie (security), jessie4.84.2-2+deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch4.89-2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid4.89-7fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
exim4source(unstable)4.86.2-1medium
exim4sourcejessie4.84.2-1mediumDSA-3517-1
exim4sourcewheezy4.80-7+deb7u2mediumDSA-3517-1

Notes

https://lists.exim.org/lurker/message/20160302.191005.a72d8433.en.html

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