DSA 662-1: New squirrelmail package fixes several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/01/2005 05:56 PM

A new squirrelmail package is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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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
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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:

CAN-2005-0104

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

CAN-2005-0152

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
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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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 646 4900cffd3e5d45735f65c21476efc806
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 21204 4614ece547701e83d640b5740bb59d51
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1856087 be9e6be1de8d3dd818185d596b41a7f1

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-2_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1840668 2d23a6986ab2862bb1acd160b5a2919c


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


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