Re: [exim-dev] Remote root vulnerability in Exim

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Author: Ariel Garcia
To: Exim-dev
Subject: Re: [exim-dev] Remote root vulnerability in Exim

> Better mitigation is to recompile exim with ALT_CONFIG_PREFIX set to
> somewhere that the exim user cannot write to (/etc/exim?), or set
> ALT_CONFIG_ROOT_ONLY=yes if you don't use -C for anything special. Same

It is perhaps very naive, and valid only as long as the attack doesn't 
change the path of the files, but as i can't avoid local delivery (ie, the 
suid bit... :-(
i did 
    chown root.Debian-exim /var/spool/exim4/
efectively disabling the Debian-exim user writing in the spool folder (but 
of course not in subdirs!!....)

Ok, i've also installed iwatch to monitor the /tmp and spool folders ...
not the ultimate solution but better than nothing...

Or could these measures be useless anyways?

Thanks, cheers, Ariel