DSA 1315-1: New libphp-phpmailer packages fix arbitrary shell command execution
Posted on: 06/19/2007 11:40 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1315-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
June 19th, 2007 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : libphp-phpmailer
Vulnerability : missing input validation
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2007-3215

Thor Larholm discovered that libphp-phpmailer, an email transfer class
for PHP, performs insufficient input validition if configured to use
Sendmail. This allows the execution of arbitrary shell commands.

The oldstable distribution (sarge) doesn't include libphp-phpmailer.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.73-2etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.73-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libphp-phpmailer package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 657 90c98199f785cc36e195da8c68f59dc4
Size/MD5 checksum: 2478 67871680e53fe86e23987c3d8818dbdb
Size/MD5 checksum: 68644 3a6ce5ff38090d6ca4881e31da00f623

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 63716 5ee6556e537c92ad693677e24374184d

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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