Check Point Advisories

Exim Mail Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-10149)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2019-0743
Date Published: 12 Jun 2019
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 30 Oct 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2019-10149
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Exim Mail Server versions 4.87 to 4.91 (inclusive)
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Exim Mail Server. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by sending a specially crafted packet to the target server. Successful exploitation could result in execution of arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Exim Mail Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-10149) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  SMTP Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Exim Mail Server Remote Code Execution (CVE-2019-10149)

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