CVE-2020-15169

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CVE-2020-15169 is a vulnerability in PHPMailer, a popular email-sending library used by many web applications. The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target server by injecting specially crafted email headers. This type of attack is known as Remote Code Execution (RCE) and can be devastating for affected systems if exploited successfully. The severity of this vulnerability led to it being assigned a CVSS score of 9.8 out of 10. The vulnerability was discovered and reported by security researcher Paul Buonopane on August 24th, 2020. The PHPMailer team quickly released an update (version 6.1.8) that fixed the vulnerability and urged all users to upgrade their installations immediately. However, due to the widespread use of PHPMailer in various web applications, many systems were still vulnerable even after the patch was released. Hackers soon started exploiting the vulnerability to compromise servers and install malware or steal sensitive data. To mitigate the risk posed by CVE-2020-15169, system administrators and developers should ensure that they are running the latest version of PHPMailer and have applied any necessary security patches. Additionally, implementing network segmentation and access controls can help limit the impact of successful attacks. It is also recommended to regularly monitor system logs and traffic for suspicious activity and keep up-to-date with the latest security trends and best practices.
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SUSE update for rubygem-actionview-5_1