Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3322-1
19th June, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Exim could be made to run programs as an administrator.
– Exim is a mail transport agent
It was discovered that Exim did not properly deallocate memory when
processing certain command line arguments. A local attacker could use this
in conjunction with another vulnerability to possibly execute arbitrary
code and gain administrative privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 17.04:
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.