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
Upgrade to Nessus Professional today!
Start your free Nessus Cloud trial now!
Begin Free Trial
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.