Debian DSA-2291-1 : squirrelmail - various vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55776


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


Various vulnerabilities have been found in SquirrelMail, a webmail application. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities :

- CVE-2010-4554 SquirrelMail did not prevent page rendering inside a third-party HTML frame, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct clickjacking attacks via a crafted website.

- CVE-2010-4555, CVE-2011-2752, CVE-2011-2753 Multiple small bugs in SquirrelMail allowed an attacker to inject malicious script into various pages or alter the contents of user preferences.

- CVE-2011-2023 It was possible to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted STYLE element in an HTML part of an e-mail message.


Upgrade the squirrelmail packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.15-4+lenny5.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.21-2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55776

File Name: debian_DSA-2291.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/9/2011

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squirrelmail, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4554, CVE-2010-4555, CVE-2011-2023, CVE-2011-2752, CVE-2011-2753

BID: 48648

DSA: 2291