RHEL 3 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2004:240)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 12503
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated SquirrelMail package that fixes several security vulnerabilities is now available.
SquirrelMail is a webmail package written in PHP. Multiple vulnerabilities have been found which affect the version of SquirrelMail shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
A SQL injection flaw was found in SquirrelMail version 1.4.2 and earlier. If SquirrelMail is configured to store user addressbooks in the database, a remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary SQL statements. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2004-0521 to this issue.
A number of cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws in SquirrelMail version 1.4.2 and earlier could allow remote attackers to execute script as other web users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2004-0519 and CVE-2004-0520 to these issues.
All users of SquirrelMail are advised to upgrade to the erratum package containing SquirrelMail version 1.4.3a which is not vulnerable to these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected squirrelmail package.