Debian: DSA-1802-1: New squirrelmail packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date19 May 2009
    CategoryDebian
    75
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in SquirrelMail, a webmail application. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
    - ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1802-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    May 19, 2009                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
    - ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Package        : squirrelmail
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2009-1578 CVE-2009-1579 CVE-2009-1580 CVE-2009-1581
    Debian Bug     : 528528
    
    Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in SquirrelMail,
    a webmail application. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2009-1578
    
        Cross site scripting was possible through a number of pages which
        allowed an attacker to steal sensitive session data.
    
    CVE-2009-1579
    
        Code injection was possible when SquirrelMail was configured to
        use the map_yp_alias function to authenticate users. This is not
        the default.
    
    CVE-2009-1580
    
        It was possible to hijack an active user session by planting a
        specially crafted cookie into the user's browser.
    
    CVE-2009-1581
    
        Specially crafted HTML emails could use the CSS positioning feature
        to place email content over the SquirrelMail user interface, allowing
        for phishing.
    
    For the old stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.4.9a-4.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.4.15-4+lenny1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.4.18-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your squirrelmail package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
    - -------------------------------
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-4.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1021 c3b30d221d83b84f3da9d05d143aa950
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-4.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    27710 1ac9a374320a25feb8702c481f07f69d
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   598950 5b19f8cc5badef91d1f2410df41564bc
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   593578 67c67fb13e4dc98739aab5264a4438c4
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
    - --------------------------------
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.15.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   621320 87b466fef98e770307afffd75fe25589
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.15-4+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    26677 e7ef140569ced51ec588475ecf263240
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.15-4+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1524 331663015bb223994af67352c96d2d88
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.15-4+lenny1_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   609050 7730eb126fcfbed0abed8a3ff304f2c0
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
    - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"67","type":"x","order":"1","pct":57.26,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"16","type":"x","order":"2","pct":13.68,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"34","type":"x","order":"3","pct":29.06,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.