Debian DLA-1591-1 : libphp-phpmailer security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 119119


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there were two vulnerabilities libphp-phpmailer, an email library for the PHP programming language :

- CVE-2017-5223: Local file disclosure vulnerability via relative path HTML transformations.

- CVE-2018-19296: Object injection attack.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in libphp-phpmailer version 5.2.9+dfsg-2+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libphp-phpmailer packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected libphp-phpmailer package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119119

File Name: debian_DLA-1591.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/26

Modified: 2018/11/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libphp-phpmailer, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/23