CentOS Update for squirrelmail CESA-2009:1066 centos3 i386

Published: 2011-08-09 06:20:34
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'squirrelmail' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
squirrelmail on CentOS 3

Technical Details:
SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail Linux Distribution Package written in PHP. A server-side code injection flaw was found in the SquirrelMail 'map_yp_alias' function. If SquirrelMail was configured to retrieve a user's IMAP server address from a Network Information Service (NIS) server via the 'map_yp_alias' function, an unauthenticated, remote attacker using a specially-crafted username could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the web server. (CVE-2009-1579) Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in SquirrelMail. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted URL, which once visited by an unsuspecting user, could cause the user's web browser to execute malicious script in the context of the visited SquirrelMail web page. (CVE-2009-1578) It was discovered that SquirrelMail did not properly sanitize Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) directives used in HTML mail. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted email that could place mail content above SquirrelMail's controls, possibly allowing phishing and cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2009-1581) Users of squirrelmail should upgrade to this updated Linux Distribution Package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1578
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1579
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1581

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-May/015945.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8
Published
2011-08-09
Modified
2019-03-15
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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