RHEL 3 / 4 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2005:595)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19381


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated squirrelmail package that fixes two security issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

[Updated 04 Aug 2005] The previous SquirrelMail package released with this errata contained a bug which rendered the addressbook unusable.
The erratum has been updated with a package which corrects this issue.

SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4.

A bug was found in the way SquirrelMail handled the $_POST variable.
If a user is tricked into visiting a malicious URL, the user's SquirrelMail preferences could be read or modified. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2095 to this issue.

Several cross-site scripting bugs were discovered in SquirrelMail. An attacker could inject arbitrary JavaScript or HTML content into SquirrelMail pages by tricking a user into visiting a carefully crafted URL, or by sending them a carefully constructed HTML email message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-1769 to this issue.

All users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches that resolve these issues.


Update the affected squirrelmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19381

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-595.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/08/04

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:squirrelmail, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1769, CVE-2005-2095

BID: 13973, 14254

OSVDB: 17360, 17361, 17873, 17874

RHSA: 2005:595