University of Cambridge Exim 1.62 Forward File include memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in University of Cambridge Exim 1.62 (Mail Server Software). This affects some unknown functionality of the component Forward File Handler. The manipulation of the argument include with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

buffer overflow in exim allows local users to gain root privileges via a long :include: option in a .forward file.

The weakness was presented 07/22/1997 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-0971. The exploitability is told to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Advisory: securityfocus.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0971 (🔍)

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Created: 06/18/2014 03:49 PM
Updated: 05/19/2018 09:50 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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