CVE-2019-16928

Public on 2019-10-18
Modified on 2019-10-24
Description
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in Exim. The overflow can be triggered via specially crafted SMTP-protocol EHLO message, which may lead to unauthenticated remote code execution. It is thought that the execution of the remote code would be at the exim user level although execution as the root user cannot be ruled out.
Severity
Critical
CVSS v3 Base Score
9.8
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 exim 2019-10-18 23:22 ALAS-2019-1310

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 9.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
NVD CVSSv3 9.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H