squirrelmail security update

2006-07-03T17:43:07
ID CESA-2006:0547
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2006-07-03T19:13:44

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2006:0547

SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4.

A local file disclosure flaw was found in the way SquirrelMail loads plugins. In SquirrelMail 1.4.6 or earlier, if register_globals is on and magic_quotes_gpc is off, it became possible for an unauthenticated remote user to view the contents of arbitrary local files the web server has read-access to. This configuration is neither default nor safe, and configuring PHP with the register_globals set on is dangerous and not recommended. (CVE-2006-2842)

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

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012980.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012981.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012982.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012983.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012984.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012985.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012986.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012987.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2006-July/012988.html

Affected packages: squirrelmail

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0547.html