CVSS Score of 10 (low)


Published Jun 23, 2023
Updated: Jul 6, 2023


CVE-2023-35169 is a vulnerability affecting PHP-IMAP prior to version 5.3.0. It allows an unauthenticated user to exploit a directory traversal vulnerability, leading to remote code execution. The vulnerability affects applications that store attachments using the `Attachment::save()` method without providing a filename or passing unsanitized user input. Attackers can send an email with a malicious attachment to the inbox, which is crawled by `webklex/php-imap` or `webklex/laravel-imap`. Remediation involves updating PHP-IMAP to version 5.3.0 or higher and ensuring proper sanitization of attachment filenames provided in the `Attachment::save()` method. This vulnerability poses a high risk to organizations as it can lead to unauthorized code execution and potential compromise of the affected system's confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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