GLSA-200506-19 : SquirrelMail: Several XSS vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18545


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-19 (SquirrelMail: Several XSS vulnerabilities)

SquirrelMail is vulnerable to several cross-site scripting issues, most reported by Martijn Brinkers.
Impact :

By enticing a user to read a specially crafted e-mail or using a manipulated URL, an attacker can execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the victim's browser. This could lead to a compromise of the user's webmail account, cookie theft, etc.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.4' Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use webapp-config to finalize the update.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18545

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200506-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

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: 2005/06/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1769

OSVDB: 17360, 17361

GLSA: 200506-19