Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : squirrelmail (ELSA-2007-0022)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67442


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0022 :

A new squirrelmail package that fixes security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP.

Several cross-site scripting bugs were discovered in SquirrelMail. An attacker could inject arbitrary JavaScript or HTML content into SquirrelMail pages by tricking a user into visiting a carefully crafted URL. (CVE-2006-6142)

Users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this erratum package, which contains a backported patch to correct these issues.

Notes: - After installing this update, users are advised to restart their httpd service to ensure that the updated version functions correctly. - config.php should NOT be modified, please modify config_local.php instead. - Known Bug: The configuration generator may potentially produce bad options that interfere with the operation of this application. Applying specific config changes to config_local.php manually is recommended.


Update the affected squirrelmail package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67442

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:squirrelmail, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6142

BID: 21414

OSVDB: 31720, 31721, 31722

RHSA: 2007:0022