FreeBSD : phpmailer -- Remote Code Execution (c7656d4c-cb60-11e6-a9a5-b499baebfeaf)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96121


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Legal Hackers reports :

An independent research uncovered a critical vulnerability in PHPMailer that could potentially be used by (unauthenticated) remote attackers to achieve remote arbitrary code execution in the context of the web server user and remotely compromise the target web application.

To exploit the vulnerability an attacker could target common website components such as contact/feedback forms, registration forms, password email resets and others that send out emails with the help of a vulnerable version of the PHPMailer class.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96121

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c7656d4ccb6011e6a9a5b499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/27

Modified: 2017/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/12/26

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (WordPress PHPMailer Host Header Command Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10033