An anonymous reader sends word of a remote exploit in the wild against the Exim mail agent
. The news comes on the exim mailing list, where a user posted that he had his exim install hacked via remote exploit giving the attacker the privilege of the mailnull user, which can lead to other possible attacks. A note up at the Internet Storm Center
reminds exim users how to set up to run in unprivileged mode
, and a commenter includes recompile instructions for Debian exim for added safety. The security press hasn't picked up on this story so far.