GLSA 200506-19: SquirrelMail: Several XSS vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/22/2005 06:52 AM

A SquirrelMail security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: SquirrelMail: Several XSS vulnerabilities
Date: June 21, 2005
Bugs: #95937
ID: 200506-19

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Synopsis
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Squirrelmail is vulnerable to several cross-site scripting vulnerabilities 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 protocols.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 mail-client/squirrelmail lt; 1.4.4 gt;= 1.4.4
lt; 1.4.0

Description
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SquirrelMail is vulnerable to several cross-site scripting issues, most reported by Martijn Brinkers.

Impact
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By enticing a user to read a specially-crafted e-mail or using a manipulated URL, 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 version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.4"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use webapp-config to finalize the update.

References
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[ 1 ] SquirrelMail Advisory
http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-06-15
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-1769
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1769

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-200506-19.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 2005 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.0


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