DSA 756-1: New squirrelmail packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 07/13/2005 04:05 PM

New squirrelmail packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 756-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
July 13th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : squirrelmail
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs : CAN-2005-1769 CAN-2005-2095
Debian Bug : 314374 317094

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

CAN-2005-1769

Martijn Brinkers discovered cross-site scripting vulnerabilities that allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML in the URL and e-mail messages.

CAN-2005-2095

James Bercegay of GulfTech Security discovered a vulnerability in the variable handling which could lead to attackers altering other people's preferences and possibly reading them, writing files at any location writable for www-data and cross site scripting.

For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.6-4.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4-6sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4-6sarge1.

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_1.2.6-4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 646 a3739e908230dfe1fa1074b299087276
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 24291 c7107719af77e02daae1c3fd5a4000b8
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_1.2.6-4_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1841510 3557389721f6e851b772838205841e01


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-6sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 690 c518315ea574b2f268a028eb32de4497
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-6sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 23441 fb2b94a5b1bf90c1b8c8b0c71fe1c40c
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_1.4.4-6sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 569980 2150edd3d6fea2d20d7d448a75be8d63


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


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