Debian Security Advisory DSA 3750-1 (libphp-phpmailer - security update)

Published: 2017-01-05 07:49:04
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
libphp-phpmailer on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.9+dfsg-2+deb8u2. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.14+dfsg-2.1. We recommend that you upgrade your libphp-phpmailer Linux Distribution Packages.

Dawid Golunski discovered that PHPMailer, a popular library to send email from PHP applications, allowed a remote attacker to execute code if they were able to provide a crafted Sender address. Note that for this issue also CVE-2016-10045 was assigned, which is a regression in the original patch proposed for CVE-2016-10033. Because the origial patch was not applied in Debian, Debian was not vulnerable to CVE-2016-10045.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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