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PHPMailer 6.4.1 and earlier contain a vulnerability that can result in untrusted code being called (if such code is injected into the host project’s scope by other means). If the $patternselect parameter to validateAddress() is set to ‘php’ (the default, defined by PHPMailer::$validator), and the global namespace contains a function called php, it will be called in preference to the built-in validator of the same name. Mitigated in PHPMailer 6.5.0 by denying the use of simple strings as validator function names.

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    v2: / MEDIUMAV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

    v3: / HIGHCVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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