PHPMailer class.phpmailer.php SendmailSend command execution

phpmailer-sendmailsend-command-execution (34818) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

PHPMailer could allow a remote attacker to execute commands on the system, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the SendmailSend function in the class.phpmailer.php script. If PHPMailer is configured to use sendmail, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on the system.

Note: IPplan, Knowledgeroot Knowledgebase, and other applications implementing the PHPMailer class are vulnerable to this issue.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of PHPMailer (1.73 or later), available from the PHPMailer Web site. See References.

For Mambo LaiThai:
Upgrade to the latest version of Mambo LaiThai (4.5.6 or later), available from SourceForge.net: Files. See References.

For IPplan:
Upgrade to the latest version of IPplan (4.86 or later), available from the SourceForge.net: Files Web site. See References.

For Knowledgeroot Knowledgebase:
Upgrade to the latest version of Knowledgeroot Knowledgebase (0.9.8.3 or later), available from the SourceForge.net : Files Knowledgeroot Web site. See References.

For Debian/GNU Linux:
Refer to DSA 1315-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • IPplan IPplan prior to 4.86
  • KnowledgeRoot Knowledgebase prior to 0.9.8.3
  • Mambo Mambo 4.6.2
  • Mambo LaiThai Mambo LaiThai 4.5.5 and prior
  • PHPMailer PHPMailer 1.73 and prior

Reported:

Jun 11, 2007

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