CVSS Base Vector:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'squirrelmail'
Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
squirrelmail on CentOS 4
SquirrelMail is an easy-to-configure, standards-based, webmail Linux Distribution Package
written in PHP. It includes built-in PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP
for maximum browser-compatibility, strong MIME support, address books, and
Ivan Markovic discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in SquirrelMail
caused by insufficient HTML mail sanitization. A remote attacker could send
a specially-crafted HTML mail or attachment that could cause a user's Web
browser to execute a malicious script in the context of the SquirrelMail
session when that email or attachment was opened by the user.
It was discovered that SquirrelMail allowed cookies over insecure
connections (ie did not restrict cookies to HTTPS connections). An attacker
who controlled the communication channel between a user and the
SquirrelMail server, or who was able to sniff the user's network
communication, could use this flaw to obtain the user's session cookie, if
a user made an HTTP request to the server. (CVE-2008-3663)
Note: After applying this update, all session cookies set for SquirrelMail
sessions started over HTTPS connections will have the 'secure' flag set.
That is, browsers will only send such cookies over an HTTPS connection. If
needed, you can revert to the previous behavior by setting the
configuration option '$only_secure_cookies' to 'false'
in SquirrelMail's /etc/squirrelmail/config.php configuration file.
Users of squirrelmail should upgrade to this updated Linux Distribution Package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.
Linux Distribution Package
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)