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

high Nessus Plugin ID 119508
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade the libphp-phpmailer packages.

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

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=913912

http://www.nessus.org/u?d0c8b2f0

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/libphp-phpmailer

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4351

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119508

File Name: debian_DSA-4351.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/10/2018

Updated: 5/13/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/7/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19296

DSA: 4351