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Bug 603756 - www-apps/joomla: Remote code execution through embedded dev-php/PHPMailer (CVE-2016-10033)
Summary: www-apps/joomla: Remote code execution through embedded dev-php/PHPMailer (CV...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal trivial (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: ~2 [ebuild+/cve]
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on:
Blocks: 603752
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Reported: 2016-12-26 13:21 UTC by Thomas Deutschmann
Modified: 2017-06-17 08:41 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2016-12-26 13:21:51 UTC
It is suspected that this package is vulnerable to a security vulnerability via embedded dev-php/PHPMailer. As such we ask maintainers with packages suspected to be vulnerable to verify if the package is (or have been) affected. 

Please see the information contained in the tracker bug 603752.
Comment 1 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2016-12-26 18:29:53 UTC
(In reply to Harold Naparst from
> I am the maintainer of joomla.  It is unknown whether joomla has bundled an
> affected version of PHPMailer.  Please remove joomla from portage until
> further notice.

Joomla upstream has already confirmed the problem and is preparing new releases.

The version in Gentoo repository (=www-apps/joomla-3.4.8) ships PHPMailer in v5.2.9, see
Comment 2 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2017-05-17 18:41:20 UTC
# Thomas Deutschmann <> (17 May 2017)
# Multiple unpatched security vulnerabilities (see bug #603756, #610696, #612650 ...)
# Removal in 30 days.
Comment 3 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2017-06-17 08:41:15 UTC
commit fe7d7445faf698a716e9f542fdc18b771fa42b6a
Author:     Michał Górny <>
AuthorDate: Sat Jun 17 10:29:26 2017
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: Sat Jun 17 10:39:58 2017

    www-apps/joomla: Remove last-rited pkg