RHEL 3 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2005:135)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated Squirrelmail package that fixes several security issues is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

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

Jimmy Conner discovered a missing variable initialization in
Squirrelmail. This flaw could allow potential insecure file inclusions
on servers where the PHP setting 'register_globals' is set to 'On'.
This is not a default or recommended setting. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-0075 to this issue.

A URL sanitisation bug was found in Squirrelmail. This flaw could
allow a cross site scripting attack when loading the URL for the
sidebar. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0103 to this issue.

A missing variable initialization bug was found in Squirrelmail. This
flaw could allow a cross site scripting attack. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-0104 to this issue.

Users of Squirrelmail are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0075.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0103.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0104.html
http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-01-20
http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-01-19
http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-01-14
http://www.php.net/register_globals
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-135.html

Solution :

Update the affected squirrelmail package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16370 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0075
CVE-2005-0103
CVE-2005-0104