PHP < 4.2.3 Mail Function Header Spoofing

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801069




The remote web server is running a version of PHP which is 4.2.2 or older. This version has a bug in its mail() function which does not properly sanitize user input. As a result, users can forge email to make it look like it is coming from a different source that the server.


Upgrade to PHP 4.2.3 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 801069

File Name: 801069.prm

Family: Web Servers

Nessus ID: 11444

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0986, CVE-2002-0985

BID: 5562