Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : squirrelmail (ELSA-2009-0057)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0057 :

An updated squirrelmail package that fixes a security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

SquirrelMail is an easy-to-configure, standards-based, webmail package
written in PHP. It includes built-in PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP
protocols, and pure HTML 4.0 page-rendering (with no JavaScript
required) for maximum browser-compatibility, strong MIME support,
address books, and folder manipulation.

The Red Hat SquirrelMail packages provided by the RHSA-2009:0010
advisory introduced a session handling flaw. Users who logged back
into SquirrelMail without restarting their web browsers were assigned
fixed session identifiers. A remote attacker could make use of that
flaw to hijack user sessions. (CVE-2009-0030)

SquirrelMail users should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a patch to correct this issue. As well, all users who used
affected versions of SquirrelMail should review their preferences.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-January/000865.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-January/000867.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-January/000866.html

Solution :

Update the affected squirrelmail package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67794 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0030
CVE-2009-1580