GLSA 200406-11 - Horde-IMP: Input validation vulnerability
Posted on: 06/16/2004 11:39 AM

A Horde-IMP update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Horde-IMP: Input validation vulnerability
Date: June 16, 2004
Bugs: #53862
ID: 200406-11

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Synopsis
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An input validation vulnerability has been discovered in Horde-IMP.

Background
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Horde-IMP is the Internet Messaging Program. It is written in PHP and provides webmail access to IMAP and POP3 accounts.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/horde-imp <= 3.2.3 >= 3.2.4

Description
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Horde-IMP fails to properly sanitize email messages that contain malicious HTML or script code.

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 Horde-IMP users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=horde-imp-3.2.4"
# emerge ">=horde-imp-3.2.4"

References
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[ 1 ] Bugtraq Announcement
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10501

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-200406-11.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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