RHEL 3 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2004:240)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 12503


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An 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.


Update the affected squirrelmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 12503

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-240.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/6/2004

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:squirrelmail, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/18/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0519, CVE-2004-0520, CVE-2004-0521

RHSA: 2004:240