Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : squirrelmail (ELSA-2007-0358)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0358 :

A new squirrelmail package that fixes security issues is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.

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.

Several HTML filtering bugs were discovered in SquirrelMail. An
attacker could inject arbitrary JavaScript leading to cross-site
scripting attacks by sending an e-mail viewed by a user within
SquirrelMail. (CVE-2007-1262)

Squirrelmail did not sufficiently check arguments to IMG tags in HTML
e-mail messages. This could be exploited by an attacker by sending
arbitrary e-mail messages on behalf of a squirrelmail user tricked
into opening a maliciously crafted HTML e-mail message.
(CVE-2007-2589)

Users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this erratum package, which
contains a backported patch to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000214.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-May/000138.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-May/000141.html

Solution :

Update the affected squirrelmail package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67501 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1262
CVE-2007-2589