GLSA 200406-08 - Squirrelmail: Another XSS vulnerability
Posted on: 06/15/2004 04:27 PM

A squirrelmail update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Squirrelmail: Another XSS vulnerability
Date: June 15, 2004
Bugs: #52434
ID: 200406-08

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Synopsis
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Squirrelmail fails to properly sanitize user input, which could lead to a compromise of webmail accounts.

Background
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SquirrelMail is a webmail package written in PHP. It supports IMAP and SMTP, and can optionally be installed with SQL support.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 mail-client/squirrelmail <= 1.4.3_rc1-r1 >= 1.4.3

Description
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A new cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Squirrelmail-1.4.3_rc1 has been discovered. In functions/mime.php Squirrelmail fails to properly sanitize user input.

Impact
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By enticing a user to read a specially crafted e-mail, an attacker can execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the victim's browser. This could lead to a compromise of the user's webmail account, cookie theft, etc.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3"
# emerge ">=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3"

References
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[ 1 ] RS-Labs Advisory
http://www.rs-labs.com/adv/RS-Labs-Advisory-2004-1.txt
[ 2 ] CERT description of XSS
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-02.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-08.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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