Exim Privilege Escalation in 4.69-23

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The cPanel security team found an issue in Exim that can potentially allow a user on the system to potentially run commands as the root user. Luckily, cPanel has already released a patch which is available for immediate download via their Exim upgrade script. If your system is set to update cPanel automatically, you may already have the patch. To verify, run:

rpm -qa |grep -i exim

The version should be at least 4.69-25 – if it’s not, you need to upgrade. You can simply run:


Click the link below to read cPanel’s advisory:


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