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:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Jun 11 2007 - 12:46:16 CDT : PHPMailer command execution.
  • DSA 1315-1: New libphp-phpmailer packages fix arbitrary shell command execution.
  • Mambo Web site: Mambo 4.6.3 Released!.
  • PHPMailer Web site: PHPMailer - full featured email transfer class for PHP.
  • SourceForge.net : Files Knowledgeroot: Knowledgeroot - File Release Notes and Changelog - Release Name: 0.9.8.3.
  • SourceForge.net: Files: IPplan IP address management system - File Release Notes and Changelog - Release Name: Release 4.86.
  • SourceForge.net: Files: MamboLaiThai - File Release Notes and Changelog - Mambo LaiThai Global 4.5.6.
  • BID-24417: PHPMailer Remote Shell Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-3215: PHPMailer 1.7, when configured to use sendmail, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary shell commands via shell metacharacters in the SendmailSend function in class.phpmailer.php.
  • DSA-1315: libphp-phpmailer -- missing input validation
  • OSVDB ID: 37206: PHPMailer class.phpmailer.php SendmailSend Function Arbitrary Command Execution
  • OSVDB ID: 42515: Mambo Administrator Backend Unspecified XSS
  • OSVDB ID: 42516: Mambo Template Chooser Functionality Unspecified Issue
  • OSVDB ID: 76139: vtiger CRM cron/class.phpmailer.php phpmailer File Remote Command Execution
  • SA25626: PHPMailer "Sender" Arbitrary Command Execution
  • SA25758: Knowledgeroot Knowledgebase PHPMailer "Sender" Command Execution
  • SA28652: Mambo LaiThai Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • USN-791-1: Moodle vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2007-2161: PHPMailer SendmailSend() Function Remote Shell Command Injection Vulnerability
  • VUPEN/ADV-2007-2267: Knowledgeroot Security Update Fixes PHPMailer Command Injection Vulnerability

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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