GLSA-201612-44 : Roundcube: Arbitrary code execution

high Nessus Plugin ID 96124


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-44 (Roundcube: Arbitrary code execution)

Roundcube, when no SMTP server is configured and the sendmail program is enabled, does not properly restrict the use of custom envelope-from addresses on the sendmail command line.
Impact :

An authenticated remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

Don’t use a MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) in conjunction with Roundcube which implements sendmail’s “-O” or “-X” parameter, or configure Roundcube to use a SMTP server as recommended by upstream.


All Roundcube users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/roundcube-1.2.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96124

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-44.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 12/27/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:roundcube, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 12/24/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9920

GLSA: 201612-44