RHEL 4 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2005:099)

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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 4.

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

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-2005-099.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: 17185 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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