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Bug 692394 (CVE-2019-13917) - <mail-mta/exim-4.92.1-r1: ${sort} in configuration leads to privilege escalation (CVE-2019-13917)
Summary: <mail-mta/exim-4.92.1-r1: ${sort} in configuration leads to privilege escalat...
Alias: CVE-2019-13917
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A2 [glsa+ cve]
Depends on: CVE-2019-15846
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Reported: 2019-08-17 22:44 UTC by GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot
Modified: 2019-09-07 00:26 UTC (History)
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Description GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2019-08-17 22:44:30 UTC
CVE-2019-13917 (
  Exim 4.85 through 4.92 (fixed in 4.92.1) allows remote code execution as
  root in some unusual configurations that use the ${sort } expansion for
  items that can be controlled by an attacker (e.g., $local_part or $domain).
Comment 1 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-09-06 15:38:26 UTC
New GLSA request filed.
Comment 2 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2019-09-07 00:25:21 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201909-06 at
by GLSA coordinator Thomas Deutschmann (whissi).