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Debian and Red Hat close Exim hole

Dec 13, 2010, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Four days after a security hole was discovered in the free Exim mail server, the developers of Debian and Red Hat have released corrected versions for their Linux distributions. While the Exim version provided by Red Hat blocks root access, Debian's new Exim contains fixes for a memory flaw that allows code to be executed with Exim user rights. However Debian's patched version does not provide any protection against the hole that allows attackers to get root rights."

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