The isMail transport in PHPMailer before 5.2.20 might allow remote attackers to pass extra parameters to the mail command and consequently execute arbitrary code by leveraging improper interaction between the escapeshellarg function and internal escaping performed in the mail function in PHP. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2016-10033.
Published 2016-12-30 19:59:00
Updated 2021-09-30 16:30:22
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Execute code

Threat overview for CVE-2016-10045

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2016-10045
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2016-10045 28
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-10045

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 96.69%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 99 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2016-10045

  • PHPMailer Sendmail Argument Injection
    Disclosure Date: 2016-12-26
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/multi/http/phpmailer_arg_injection
    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

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-10045

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
7.5
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
10.0
6.4
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9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
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CWE ids for CVE-2016-10045

References for CVE-2016-10045

Products affected by CVE-2016-10045

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