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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201001-08
(SquirrelMail: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities were found in SquirrelMail:
Teusink reported multiple input sanitation flaws in certain encrypted
strings in e-mail headers, related to contrib/decrypt_headers.php,
PHP_SELF and the query string (aka QUERY_STRING) (CVE-2009-1578).
Niels Teusink also reported that the map_yp_alias() function
in functions/imap_general.php does not filter shell metacharacters in a
username and that the original patch was incomplete (CVE-2009-1381,
Tomas Hoger discovered an unspecified session fixation
Luc Beurton reported that functions/mime.php does not protect
the application's content from Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) positioning
in HTML e-mail messages (CVE-2009-1581).
The vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the web server, to hijack web
sessions via a crafted cookie, to spoof the user interface and to
conduct Cross-Site Scripting and phishing attacks, via a specially
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.19'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 44897 (gentoo_GLSA-201001-08.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2009-1381CVE-2009-1578CVE-2009-1579CVE-2009-1580CVE-2009-1581
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