Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[ GLSA 200411-25 ] SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
GLSA
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 13 Jun 2003
Posts: 4078
Location: Barcelona, Spain

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:37 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200411-25 ] SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerabil Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability (GLSA 200411-25)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 17, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #70739
ID: 200411-25

Synopsis

Squirrelmail fails to properly sanitize user input, which could lead to a compromise of webmail accounts.

Background

SquirrelMail is a webmail package written in PHP. It supports IMAP and SMTP, and can optionally be installed with SQL support.

Affected Packages

Package: mail-client/squirrelmail
Vulnerable: < 1.4.3a-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.4.3a-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

SquirrelMail fails to properly sanitize certain strings when decoding specially-crafted headers.

Impact

By enticing a user to read a specially-crafted e-mail, an attacker can execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the victim's browser. This could lead to a compromise of the user's webmail account, cookie theft, etc.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-r2"
Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use webapp-config to finalize the update.

References

SquirrelMail Advisory
CVE-2004-1036


Last edited by GLSA on Tue May 23, 2006 4:18 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index News & Announcements All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum