Debian DLA-1591-2 : libphp-phpmailer regression update

high Nessus Plugin ID 119119


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


A possible regression was found in the recent security update for libphp-phpmailer, announced as DLA 1591-1. During backporting a new variable have accidentally introduced to a conditional statement from a much later version. Thanks to Salvatore Bonaccorso (carnil) for reporting this.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.9+dfsg-2+deb8u5.

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: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/26/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

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: 12/27/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19296