GLSA-201001-08 : SquirrelMail: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44897
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201001-08 (SquirrelMail: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities were found in SquirrelMail:
Niels Teusink reported multiple input sanitation flaws in certain encrypted strings in e-mail headers, related to contrib/decrypt_headers.php, PHP_SELF and the query string (aka QUERY_STRING) (CVE-2009-1578).
Niels Teusink also reported that the map_yp_alias() function in functions/imap_general.php does not filter shell metacharacters in a username and that the original patch was incomplete (CVE-2009-1381, CVE-2009-1579).
Tomas Hoger discovered an unspecified session fixation vulnerability (CVE-2009-1580).
Luc Beurton reported that functions/mime.php does not protect the application's content from Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) positioning in HTML e-mail messages (CVE-2009-1581).
The vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the web server, to hijack web sessions via a crafted cookie, to spoof the user interface and to conduct Cross-Site Scripting and phishing attacks, via a specially crafted message.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.19'