FreeBSD : squirrelmail -- _$POST variable handling allows for various attacks (7d52081f-2795-11da-bc01-000e0c2e438a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21456


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


A Squirrelmail Advisory reports :

An extract($_POST) was done in options_identities.php which allowed for an attacker to set random variables in that file. This could lead to the reading (and possible writing) of other people's preferences, cross site scripting or writing files in webserver-writable locations.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21456

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7d52081f279511dabc01000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-squirrelmail, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:squirrelmail, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2095

BID: 14254