DSA 662-1: New squirrelmail package fixes several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/01/2005 06:56 PM

A new squirrelmail package is available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 662-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 1st, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : squirrelmail
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0104 CAN-2005-0152
Debian Bug : 292714

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Squirrelmail, a commonly used webmail system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


Upstream developers noticed that an unsanitised variable could lead to cross site scripting.


Grant Hollingworth discovered that under certain circumstances URL manipulation could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of www-data. This problem only exists in version 1.2.6 of Squirrelmail.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.6-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) the problem that affects unstable has been fixed in version 1.4.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your squirrelmail package.

Upgrade Instructions

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 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 646 4900cffd3e5d45735f65c21476efc806
Size/MD5 checksum: 21204 4614ece547701e83d640b5740bb59d51
Size/MD5 checksum: 1856087 be9e6be1de8d3dd818185d596b41a7f1

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 1840668 2d23a6986ab2862bb1acd160b5a2919c

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

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