Debian Security Advisory

DLA-770-1 libphp-phpmailer -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
31 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 849365.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10033.
More information:

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.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 5.1-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your libphp-phpmailer packages.

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