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Bug 602814 (CVE-2016-9963) - <mail-mta/exim-4.88: disclosure of private information (CVE-2016-9963)
Summary: <mail-mta/exim-4.88: disclosure of private information (CVE-2016-9963)
Alias: CVE-2016-9963
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A4 [noglsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-12-16 11:55 UTC by Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED)
Modified: 2017-01-30 09:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
kensington: sanity-check+


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Description Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-12-16 11:55:13 UTC
From $URL:

Product:    Exim
Versions:   4.69 -> 4.87
Impact:     Possible leak of private information to a remote attacker
Reference: (placeholder currently)
Requester:  Heiko Schlittermann <> (Exim Developer)
Credits:    Bjoern Jacke <>

If several conditions are met, Exim leaks private information to
a remote attacker.

A patch exists and is under testing already.
Backports to older versions are under development.

As soon as the tests are passed we'll send an announcement
to the "Operating system distribution security contacts list" and
ask for packaging fixed versions.
Comment 1 Fabian Groffen gentoo-dev 2016-12-18 20:35:18 UTC
Upstream announced they released 4.88, but will make it public on the 25th, so no way for us to test/prepare.  I hope we can bump ASAP given this inconvenient time planning.
Comment 2 Fabian Groffen gentoo-dev 2016-12-25 11:57:37 UTC
exim-4.88 is now in the tree.
Comment 3 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-12-25 13:12:36 UTC
@ Arches,

please test and mark stable: =mail-mta/exim-4.88
Comment 4 Aaron Bauman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-12-27 22:55:14 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 5 Sven E. 2016-12-28 04:30:07 UTC
There's also exim-4.87.1 which has no feature changes but only the CVE patched.
Comment 6 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-12-29 10:59:17 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 7 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-12-30 09:50:09 UTC
sparc stable
Comment 8 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-12-30 11:21:45 UTC
ia64 stable
Comment 9 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-01-01 13:10:27 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 10 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-01-03 10:50:18 UTC
ppc64 stable
Comment 11 Tobias Klausmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-05 12:36:40 UTC
Stable on alpha.
Comment 12 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-29 10:43:23 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 13 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-30 00:07:28 UTC
GLSA Vote: No

@ Maintainer(s): Please cleanup and drop <mail-mta/exim-4.88!
Comment 14 Fabian Groffen gentoo-dev 2017-01-30 07:46:39 UTC