GLSA-200406-08 : Squirrelmail: Another XSS vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-08
(Squirrelmail: Another XSS vulnerability)

A new cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in
Squirrelmail-1.4.3_rc1 has been discovered. In functions/mime.php
Squirrelmail fails to properly sanitize user input.

Impact :

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 :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.rs-labs.com/adv/RS-Labs-Advisory-2004-1.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-08.xml

Solution :

All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3'
# emerge '>=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14519 (gentoo_GLSA-200406-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0520