RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2007:0358)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25270


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


A new squirrelmail package that fixes security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.

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 PHP4.

Several HTML filtering bugs were discovered in SquirrelMail. An attacker could inject arbitrary JavaScript leading to cross-site scripting attacks by sending an e-mail viewed by a user within SquirrelMail. (CVE-2007-1262)

Squirrelmail did not sufficiently check arguments to IMG tags in HTML e-mail messages. This could be exploited by an attacker by sending arbitrary e-mail messages on behalf of a squirrelmail user tricked into opening a maliciously crafted HTML e-mail message.

Users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this erratum package, which contains a backported patch to correct these issues.


Update the affected squirrelmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25270

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0358.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/20

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1262, CVE-2007-2589

OSVDB: 35887, 35888, 35889

RHSA: 2007:0358

CWE: 79, 352