Debian DSA-1966-1 : horde3 - insufficient input sanitising

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44831


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VPR Score: 3.8


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


Several vulnerabilities have been found in horde3, the horde web application framework. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-3237 It has been discovered that horde3 is prone to cross-site scripting attacks via crafted number preferences or inline MIME text parts when using text/plain as MIME type. For lenny this issue was already fixed, but as an additional security precaution, the display of inline text was disabled in the configuration file.

- CVE-2009-3701 It has been discovered that the horde3 administration interface is prone to cross-site scripting attacks due to the use of the PHP_SELF variable. This issue can only be exploited by authenticated administrators.

- CVE-2009-4363 It has been discovered that horde3 is prone to several cross-site scripting attacks via crafted data:text/html values in HTML messages.


Upgrade the horde3 packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.2+debian0-2+lenny2.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 3.1.3-4etch7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44831

File Name: debian_DSA-1966.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:horde3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3237, CVE-2009-3701, CVE-2009-4363

BID: 37351

DSA: 1966

CWE: 79