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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated squirrelmail package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The Red Hat SquirrelMail packages provided by the RHSA-2009:0010 advisory introduced a session handling flaw. Users who logged back into SquirrelMail without restarting their web browsers were assigned fixed session identifiers. A remote attacker could make use of that flaw to hijack user sessions. (CVE-2009-0030)
SquirrelMail users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a patch to correct this issue. As well, all users who used affected versions of SquirrelMail should review their preferences.
SolutionUpdate the affected squirrelmail package.