This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated squirrelmail package that fixes a local file disclosure
flaw is now available.
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.
A local file disclosure flaw was found in the way SquirrelMail loads
plugins. In SquirrelMail 1.4.6 or earlier, if register_globals is on
and magic_quotes_gpc is off, it became possible for an unauthenticated
remote user to view the contents of arbitrary local files the web
server has read-access to. This configuration is neither default nor
safe, and configuring PHP with the register_globals set on is
dangerous and not recommended. (CVE-2006-2842)
Users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this erratum package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected squirrelmail package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21915 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2006-2842