GLSA-200411-25 : SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability

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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-200411-25
(SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability)

SquirrelMail fails to properly sanitize certain strings when decoding
specially-crafted headers.

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://article.gmane.org/gmane.mail.squirrelmail.user/21169
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-25.xml

Solution :

All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-r2'
Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use
webapp-config to finalize the update.

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: 15736 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-25.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1036