RHEL 3 / 4 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2006:0668)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22463


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


A new squirrelmail package that fixes a security issue as well as several bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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

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

A dynamic variable evaluation flaw was found in SquirrelMail. Users who have an account on a SquirrelMail server and are logged in could use this flaw to overwrite variables which may allow them to read or write other users' preferences or attachments. (CVE-2006-4019)

Users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this erratum package, which contains SquirrelMail 1.4.8 to correct this issue. This package also contains a number of additional patches to correct various bugs.

Note: After installing this update, users are advised to restart their httpd service to ensure that the new version functions correctly.


Update the affected squirrelmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22463

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0668.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/09/27

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4019

OSVDB: 27917

RHSA: 2006:0668