Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2244-1 libphp-phpmailer -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
11 Jun 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-13625.
More information:

It was discovered that there was an escaping issue in libphp-phpmailer, an email generation utility class for the PHP programming language.

The Content-Type and Content-Disposition headers could have permitted file attachments that bypassed attachment filters which match on filename extensions. For more information, please see the upstream announcement

  • CVE-2020-13625

    PHPMailer before 6.1.6 contains an output escaping bug when the name of a file attachment contains a double quote character. This can result in the file type being misinterpreted by the receiver or any mail relay processing the message.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 5.2.9+dfsg-2+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your libphp-phpmailer packages.

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