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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3215

Original release date: 06/14/2007
Last revised: 10/30/2012


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
Successful exploitation requires that the PHP script using PHPMailer is configured to send e-mails with the Sendmail method, and that the script does not sanitise data before storing it in the Sender property.

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External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20111005 vTiger CRM 5.2.x <= Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1315
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070611 PHPMailer command execution
External Source: MISC
Name: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1734811&group_id=26031&atid=385707
External Source: XF
Name: phpmailer-popen-command-execution(34818)
External Source: SREASON
Name: 2802
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2267
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=517428&group_id=157374
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2161
External Source: BID
Name: 24417
External Source: MISC
Name: http://yehg.net/lab/pr0js/advisories/%5BvTiger_5.2.1%5D_rce
External Source: MISC
Name: http://larholm.com/2007/06/11/phpmailer-0day-remote-execution/

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