RHEL 3 / 4 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2006:0547)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-2842.html
http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2006-06-01
http://www.php.net/register_globals
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0547.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: 21915 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2842