DSA 662-2: New squirrelmail package fixes regression
Posted on: 03/14/2005 09:23 AM

A new squirrelmail package has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 662-2 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
March 14th, 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 295836

Andrew Archibald discovered that the last update to squirrelmail which was intended to fix several problems caused a regression which got exposed when the user hits a session timeout. For completeness below is the original advisory text:

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 1.2.6-3.

The correction in the unstable distribution (sid) is not affected by this regression.

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_1.2.6-3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 646 1de7e6666fccf9bec33415a8f087aec6
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 21411 ec0e038ffe18e2035fccac02eb31ba21
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_1.2.6-3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1840798 13cfdb962ff49d27edee7ec6686a8265


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


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