GLSA-201709-13 : SquirrelMail: Remote Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 103281


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-13 (SquirrelMail: Remote Code Execution)

It was discovered that the file is mishandled in a popen call.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open an e-mail attachment, could execute arbitrary shell commands.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Gentoo has discontinued support for SquirrelMail and recommends that users unmerge the package:
# emerge --unmerge 'mail-client/squirrelmail'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103281

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201709-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/09/18

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:squirrelmail, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7692

GLSA: 201709-13