RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : squirrelmail (RHSA-2009:0057)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35429


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An 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.

SquirrelMail is an easy-to-configure, standards-based, webmail package written in PHP. It includes built-in PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and pure HTML 4.0 page-rendering (with no JavaScript required) for maximum browser-compatibility, strong MIME support, address books, and folder manipulation.

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.


Update the affected squirrelmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35429

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0057.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/01/20

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

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:4.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0030, CVE-2009-1580

OSVDB: 51537

RHSA: 2009:0057

CWE: 287