GLSA 201001-08 SquirrelMail: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/14/2010 02:50 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - SquirrelMail: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201001-08
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Severity: High
Title: SquirrelMail: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 13, 2010
Bugs: #269567, #270671
ID: 201001-08

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in SquirrelMail of which the worst
results in remote code execution.

Background
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP.

Affected packages
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 mail-client/squirrelmail lt; 1.4.19 gt;=3D 1.4.19

Description
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in SquirrelMail:

* Niels Teusink reported multiple input sanitation flaws in certain
encrypted strings in e-mail headers, related to
contrib/decrypt_headers.php, PHP_SELF and the query string (aka
QUERY_STRING) (CVE-2009-1578).

* Niels Teusink also reported that the map_yp_alias() function in
functions/imap_general.php does not filter shell metacharacters in a
username and that the original patch was incomplete (CVE-2009-1381,
CVE-2009-1579).

* Tomas Hoger discovered an unspecified session fixation
vulnerability (CVE-2009-1580).

* Luc Beurton reported that functions/mime.php does not protect the
application's content from Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) positioning
in HTML e-mail messages (CVE-2009-1581).

Impact
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

The vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the web server, to hijack web
sessions via a crafted cookie, to spoof the user interface and to
conduct Cross-Site Scripting and phishing attacks, via a specially
crafted message.

Workaround
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=3Dmail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.=
19"

References
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

[ 1 ] CVE-2009-1381
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1381
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-1578
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1578
[ 3 ] CVE-2009-1579
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1579
[ 4 ] CVE-2009-1580
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1580
[ 5 ] CVE-2009-1581
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1581

Availability
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201001-08.xml

Concerns?
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D

Copyright 2010 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/2.5



Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/glsa_201001_08_squirrelmail_multiple_vulnerabilities.html)