Remote Code Execution in third party library swiftmailer
January 03, 2017
Author: Nicole Cordes
Keywords: Remote Code Execution, swiftmailer
It has been discovered, that the third party package swiftmailer/swiftmailer is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution
Component Type: TYPO3 CMS
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Vulnerability Type: Remote Code Execution
Affected Versions: 6.2.0 to 6.2.29, 7.6.0 to 7.6.14 and 8.0.0 to 8.5.0
Suggested CVSS v2.0: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CVE: not assigned yet
Problem Description: TYPO3 uses the package swiftmailer/swiftmailer for mail actions. This package is known to be vulnerable to Remote Code Execution.
Solution: Update to TYPO3 versions 6.2.30, 7.6.15 or 8.5.1 that ship an updated package.
Additional Information: The swiftmailer package has deprecated its support for mail()-Transport. To prevent a possible exploit we recommend to configure the TYPO3 MAIL settings to use any other transport method than mail. Further information about the swiftmailer vulnerability can be found at https://legalhackers.com/advisories/SwiftMailer-Exploit-Remote-Code-Exec-CVE-2016-10074-Vuln.html.
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