Debian DLA-817-1 : libphp-phpmailer security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 97029


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a local file disclosure vulnerability in libphp-phpmailer, a email transfer class for PHP, where insufficient parsing of HTML messages could potentially be used by attacker to read a local file.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in libphp-phpmailer version 5.1-1.3+deb7u1.

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: Medium

ID: 97029

File Name: debian_DLA-817.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/7/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libphp-phpmailer, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5223