Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3769-1 libphp-swiftmailer -- security update

Date Reported:
22 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 849626.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10074.
More information:

Dawid Golunski from LegalHackers discovered that PHP Swift Mailer, a mailing solution for PHP, did not correctly validate user input. This allowed a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code by passing specially formatted email addresses in specific email headers.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.2-1+deb8u1.

For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 5.4.2-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libphp-swiftmailer packages.