Debian DSA-2091-1 : squirrelmail - No user-specific token implemented

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48344

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VPR Score: 6.7


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


SquirrelMail, a webmail application, does not employ a user-specific token for webforms. This allows a remote attacker to perform a Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack. The attacker may hijack the authentication of unspecified victims and send messages or change user preferences among other actions, by tricking the victim into following a link controlled by the offender.

In addition, a denial-of-service was fixed, which could be triggered when a password containing 8-bit characters was used to log in (CVE-2010-2813 ).


Upgrade the squirrelmail packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.15-4+lenny3.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48344

File Name: debian_DSA-2091.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/08/17

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2964, CVE-2010-2813

BID: 36196, 42399

DSA: 2091

CWE: 352