RHSA-2005:595-01: Moderate: SquirrelMail security update
Posted on: 08/03/2005 11:05 AM

A SquirrelMail security update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: SquirrelMail security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:595-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-595.html
Issue date: 2005-08-03
Updated on: 2005-08-03
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2005-2095 CAN-2005-1769
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1. Summary:

An updated squirrelmail package that fixes two security issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - noarch
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - noarch

3. Problem description:

SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4.

A bug was found in the way SquirrelMail handled the $_POST variable. A user's SquirrelMail preferences could be read or modified if the user is tricked into visiting a malicious URL. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-2095 to this issue.

Several cross-site scripting bugs were discovered in SquirrelMail. An attacker could inject arbitrary Javascript or HTML content into SquirrelMail pages by tricking a user into visiting a carefully crafted URL, or by sending them a carefully constructed HTML email message. (CAN-2005-1769)

All users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches that resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Additionally, users will have to bring up the "Network Proxy" dialog and reset their keys for the settings to take place.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

160241 - CAN-2005-1769 Multiple XSS issues in squirrelmail
162275 - CAN-2005-2095 squirrelmail cross site posting issue


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.src.rpm
ba88d8cade37412c5abda4e5c4660b18 squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.src.rpm

noarch:
78615d9edfaa42e09f81267778e121ed squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.src.rpm
ba88d8cade37412c5abda4e5c4660b18 squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.src.rpm

noarch:
78615d9edfaa42e09f81267778e121ed squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.src.rpm
ba88d8cade37412c5abda4e5c4660b18 squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.src.rpm

noarch:
78615d9edfaa42e09f81267778e121ed squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.src.rpm
ba88d8cade37412c5abda4e5c4660b18 squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.src.rpm

noarch:
78615d9edfaa42e09f81267778e121ed squirrelmail-1.4.3a-10.EL3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.src.rpm
4abd471bd12dce975d68297c2a82837f squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.src.rpm

noarch:
b19badf585b022e32acd1a546b624e1b squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.src.rpm
4abd471bd12dce975d68297c2a82837f squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.src.rpm

noarch:
b19badf585b022e32acd1a546b624e1b squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.src.rpm
4abd471bd12dce975d68297c2a82837f squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.src.rpm

noarch:
b19badf585b022e32acd1a546b624e1b squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.src.rpm
4abd471bd12dce975d68297c2a82837f squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.src.rpm

noarch:
b19badf585b022e32acd1a546b624e1b squirrelmail-1.4.3a-11.EL4.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2095
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1769

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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