FreeBSD : squirrelmail -- Session hijacking vulnerability (a0afb4b9-89a1-11dd-a65b-00163e000016)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Hanno Boeck reports :

When configuring a web application to use only ssl (e.g. by forwarding
all http-requests to https), a user would expect that sniffing and
hijacking the session is impossible.

Though, for this to be secure, one needs to set the session cookie to
have the secure flag. Otherwise the cookie will be transferred through
HTTP if the victim's browser does a single HTTP request on the same

Squirrelmail does not set that flag. It is fixed in the 1.5 test
versions, but current 1.4.15 is vulnerable.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34271 (freebsd_pkg_a0afb4b989a111dda65b00163e000016.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31321

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3663

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