DSA 1154-1: New squirrelmail packages fix information disclosure
Posted on: 08/20/2006 04:22 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1154-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
August 20th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : squirrelmail
Vulnerability : variable overwriting
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-4019

James Bercegay of GulfTech Security Research disovered a vulnerability
in SquirrelMail where an authenticated user could overwrite random
variables in the compose script. This might be exploited to read or
write the preferences or attachment files of other users.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.4-9.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.8-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your squirrelmail package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-9.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 678 de55f30e42570db82bec8aefe90093ac
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-9.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 25409 b9e9854e2702f34a7d5bede75942a391
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 575871 f50548b6f4f24d28afb5e6048977f4da

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-9_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 569078 1510859cc583447180b761ae38895191

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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