Debian Security Advisory

DLA-792-1 libphp-swiftmailer -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 849626.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10074.
More information:

Dawid Golunski from legalhackers-com [1] discovered that the mail transport in Swift Mailer allowed remote attackers to pass extra parameters to the mail command and consequently execute arbitrary code via a \" (backslash double quote) in a crafted e-mail address in the From, ReturnPath, or Sender header.


For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 4.1.5-1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libphp-swiftmailer packages.

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