SquirrelMail
GLSA 200405-16
Published: 2004-05-21 19:07:10
Updated: 2004-05-21 19:07:10

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200405-16
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities in SquirrelMail
      Date: May 21, 2004
      Bugs: #49675
        ID: 200405-16

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Synopsis
========

SquirrelMail is subject to several XSS and one SQL injection
vulnerability.

Background
==========

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  net-mail/squirrelmail       <= 1.4.2                 >= 1.4.3_rc1

Description
===========

Several unspecified cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities and a
well hidden SQL injection vulnerability were found. An XSS attack
allows an attacker to insert malicious code into a web-based
application. SquirrelMail does not check for code when parsing
variables received via the URL query string.

Impact
======

One of the XSS vulnerabilities could be exploited by an attacker to
steal cookie-based authentication credentials from the user's browser.
The SQL injection issue could potentially be used by an attacker to run
arbitrary SQL commands inside the SquirrelMail database with privileges
of the SquirrelMail database user.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to
upgrade to version 1.4.3_rc1 or higher of SquirrelMail.

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

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=net-mail/squirrelmail-1.4.3_rc1"
    # emerge ">=net-mail/squirrelmail-1.4.3_rc1"

References
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  [ 1 ] SquirrelMail 1.4.3_rc1 release annoucement
        http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=4199060&forum_id=1988
  [ 2 ] Bugtraq security annoucement
        http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10246/
  [ 3 ] CERT description of XSS
        http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-02.html

Availability
============

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

     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-16.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

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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