Fedora 8 : squirrelmail-1.4.17-1.fc8 (2008-10918)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35048


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


update to 1.4.17 fixes XSS issue caused by an insufficient html mail sanitation

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected squirrelmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35048

File Name: fedora_2008-10918.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/12/08

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:squirrelmail, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2379

BID: 31321

FEDORA: 2008-10918

CWE: 79