FreeBSD : phpmailer -- XSS in code example and default exeception handler (c5d79773-8801-11e7-93f7-d43d7e971a1b)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102724


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


PHPMailer reports :

Fix XSS vulnerability in one of the code examples, CVE-2017-11503. The code_generator.phps example did not filter user input prior to output.
This file is distributed with a .phps extension, so it it not normally executable unless it is explicitly renamed, so it is safe by default.
There was also an undisclosed potential XSS vulnerability in the default exception handler (unused by default). Patches for both issues kindly provided by Patrick Monnerat of the Fedora Project.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102724

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c5d79773880111e793f7d43d7e971a1b.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/08/24

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:phpmailer, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11503