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Exim Illegal IPv6 Address and SPA Authentication Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Exim Illegal IPv6 Address and SPA Authentication Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running Exim, a message transfer agent (SMTP).
It is reported that Exim is prone to an IPv6 Address and a SPA
authentication buffer Overflow . A possible hacker, exploiting those flaws,
may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

Exim must be configured with SPA Authentication or with IPv6 support
to exploit those flaws.

Solution : Upgrade to Exim latest version
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 12185, 12188

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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