[SECURITY] [DSA 756-1] New squirrelmail packages fix several vulnerabilities

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-07-13T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 756-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze July 13th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : squirrelmail Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE IDs : CAN-2005-1769 CAN-2005-2095 Debian Bug : 314374 317094

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Squirrelmail, a commonly used webmail system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


Martijn Brinkers discovered cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
that allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML
in the URL and e-mail messages.


James Bercegay of GulfTech Security discovered a vulnerability in
the variable handling which could lead to attackers altering other
people's preferences and possibly reading them, writing files at
any location writable for www-data and cross site scripting.

For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.6-4.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4-6sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4-6sarge1.

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 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      646 a3739e908230dfe1fa1074b299087276
  Size/MD5 checksum:    24291 c7107719af77e02daae1c3fd5a4000b8
  Size/MD5 checksum:  1856087 be9e6be1de8d3dd818185d596b41a7f1

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:  1841510 3557389721f6e851b772838205841e01

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      690 c518315ea574b2f268a028eb32de4497
  Size/MD5 checksum:    23441 fb2b94a5b1bf90c1b8c8b0c71fe1c40c
  Size/MD5 checksum:   575871 f50548b6f4f24d28afb5e6048977f4da

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   569980 2150edd3d6fea2d20d7d448a75be8d63

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: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>