Debian DSA-4351-1 : libphp-phpmailer - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119508


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


It was discovered that PHPMailer, a library to send email from PHP applications, is prone to a PHP object injection vulnerability, potentially allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the libphp-phpmailer packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.2.14+dfsg-2.3+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119508

File Name: debian_DSA-4351.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/10

Updated: 2018/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

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:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19296

DSA: 4351