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

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

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 original patch was not applied in Debian, Debian was not vulnerable to CVE-2016-10045.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libphp-phpmailer on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

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 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)