Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : squirrelmail (ELSA-2009-0057)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67794
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0057 :
An updated squirrelmail package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The Red Hat SquirrelMail packages provided by the RHSA-2009:0010 advisory introduced a session handling flaw. Users who logged back into SquirrelMail without restarting their web browsers were assigned fixed session identifiers. A remote attacker could make use of that flaw to hijack user sessions. (CVE-2009-0030)
SquirrelMail users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a patch to correct this issue. As well, all users who used affected versions of SquirrelMail should review their preferences.
SolutionUpdate the affected squirrelmail package.