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CVE-2011-1764 Scanner

Detects 'Remote Code Execution (RCE)' vulnerability in Exim affects v. before 4.76.


Short Info



Single Scan

Single Scan

Can be used by

Asset Owner

Estimated Time

15 sec

Scan only one

Domain, Ipv4



Exim is a widely-used mail transfer agent (MTA) which is responsible for the creation, delivery, and reception of email messages. It is commonly used on Unix-like operating systems, and is known for its flexibility, scalability, and reliability. This MTA supports multiple protocols, including Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP), and Post Office Protocol (POP). Exim is known among system administrators for its ease of configuration, monitoring, and customization, making it a popular choice for many organizations.

One of the security vulnerabilities associated with this MTA is the CVE-2011-1764 vulnerability. This vulnerability has been identified in the function called dkim_exim_verify_finish in the source code file named src/dkim.c. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability by using maliciously crafted messages that contain format string specifiers, such as percentages (%). When these strings get used in DKIM logging operations, they can cause Exim to crash unexpectedly or allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code remotely.

When this vulnerability is exploited, it could lead to several dangerous consequences. The attackers may gain unauthorized access to the mail server, steal confidential data, inject malware, spread spam messages, or even cause the entire system to crash, thus disrupting the business operations of the organization. In addition, it can cost the victims lost productivity, loss of revenue, and damage to reputation. platform offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use range of pro features that can help protect your digital assets and systems against various vulnerabilities, including the CVE-2011-1764 vulnerability. With, you can get real-time alerts, dashboard monitoring, and automatic scanning, which can help you stay ahead of attackers and protect your organization's critical systems and data. Our platform provides up-to-date information on all the latest cyber threats and vulnerabilities, helping organizations to safeguard their digital assets from cyber-attacks. By leveraging the power of, you can ensure the protection and security of your organization's Email systems and safeguard your organization's reputation.



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