Debian DSA-1154-1 : squirrelmail - variable overwriting

2006-10-14T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN_DSA-1154.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2021 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2006-10-14T00:00:00

Description

James Bercegay of GulfTech Security Research discovered a vulnerability in SquirrelMail where an authenticated user could overwrite random variables in the compose script. This might be exploited to read or write the preferences or attachment files of other users.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300

#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Debian Security Advisory DSA-1154. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(22696);
  script_version("1.15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/04");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-4019");
  script_xref(name:"DSA", value:"1154");

  script_name(english:"Debian DSA-1154-1 : squirrelmail - variable overwriting");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"James Bercegay of GulfTech Security Research discovered a
vulnerability in SquirrelMail where an authenticated user could
overwrite random variables in the compose script. This might be
exploited to read or write the preferences or attachment files of
other users."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1154"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Upgrade the squirrelmail package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.4-9."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:squirrelmail");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/08/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/10/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2006/08/11");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2021 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Debian Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Debian/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("debian_package.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Debian");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;
if (deb_check(release:"3.1", prefix:"squirrelmail", reference:"1.4.4-9")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:deb_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");