Exim perl_startup Configuration Variable Local Privilege Escalation Exploit

Exim installations compiled with Perl support do not perform sanitation of the environment before loading a perl script defined with perl_startup setting in exim config file. This can be exploited by malicious local attackers to gain root privileges.
Exploit type: 
Platform: 
Vulnerabilty ID: 
CVE-2016-1531
Product Version: 
2015_R1
Released Date: 
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 00:00