Check Point Advisories

PHPMailer Mail From Remote Code Execution (CVE-2016-10033; CVE-2016-10045)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1129
Date Published: 27 Dec 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-10033
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? PHPMailer version 5.2.17 and prior.
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in PHPMailer. The vulnerability is due to lack of email address validation. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the PHPMailer Mail From Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  PHPMailer Mail From Remote Code Execution

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