Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-10033

The mailSend function in the isMail transport in PHPMailer before 5.2.18 might allow remote attackers to pass extra parameters to the mail command and consequently execute arbitrary code via a \" (backslash double quote) in a crafted Sender property.
Vulnerability category: Execute code
Published 2016-12-30 19:59:00
Updated 2021-09-30 16:30:43
Source MITRE
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At least one public exploit which can be used to exploit this vulnerability exists!

Threat overview for CVE-2016-10033

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2016-10033
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2016-10033 28
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-10033

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 97.46%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 100 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2016-10033

  • PHPMailer Sendmail Argument Injection
    Disclosure Date: 2016-12-26
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    PHPMailer versions up to and including 5.2.19 are affected by a vulnerability which can be leveraged by an attacker to write a file with partially controlled contents to an arbitrary location through injection of arguments that are passed to the sendmail binary. This
  • WordPress PHPMailer Host Header Command Injection
    Disclosure Date: 2017-05-03
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits a command injection vulnerability in WordPress version 4.6 with Exim as an MTA via a spoofed Host header to PHPMailer, a mail-sending library that is bundled with WordPress. A valid WordPress username is required to exploit the vulnerability.

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-10033

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CWE ids for CVE-2016-10033

References for CVE-2016-10033

Products affected by CVE-2016-10033

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