Debian DSA-1290-1 : squirrelmail - missing input sanitising

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25227


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the webmail package Squirrelmail performs insufficient sanitising inside the HTML filter, which allows the injection of arbitrary web script code during the display of HTML email messages.


Upgrade the squirrelmail package.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.4.4-11.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 2:1.4.9a-2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25227

File Name: debian_DSA-1290.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/16

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squirrelmail, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1262

DSA: 1290

CWE: 79