FreeBSD : phpmailer -- Remote Code Execution (3c4693de-ccf7-11e6-a9a5-b499baebfeaf)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Legal Hackers reports :

An independent research uncovered a critical vulnerability in
PHPMailer that could potentially be used by (unauthenticated) remote
attackers to achieve remote arbitrary code execution in the context of
the web server user and remotely compromise the target web

To exploit the vulnerability an attacker could target common website
components such as contact/feedback forms, registration forms,
password email resets and others that send out emails with the help of
a vulnerable version of the PHPMailer class.

The first patch of the vulnerability CVE-2016-10033 was incomplete.
This advisory demonstrates the bypass of the patch. The bypass allows
to carry out Remote Code Execution on all current versions (including

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96172 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-10045

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