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DSA 191-1-New squirrelmail packages fix cross site scripting bugs

by Nikola Strahija on November 7th, 2002 Several cross site scripting vulnerabilities have been found in squirrelmail, a feature-rich webmail package written in PHP4. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project identified the following vulnerabilities:


1. CAN-2002-1131: User input is not always sanitized so execution of
arbitrary code on a client computer is possible. This can happen
after following a malicious URL or by viewing a malicious
addressbook entry.

2. CAN-2002-1132: Another problem could make it possible for an
attacker to gain sensitive information under some conditions.
When a malformed argument is appended to a link, an error page
will be generated which contains the absolute pathname of the
script. However, this information is available through the
Contents file of the distribution anyway.

These problems have been fixed in version 1.2.6-1.1 the current stable
distribution (woody) and in version 1.2.8-1.1 for the unstable
distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since it doesn't contain a squirrelmail package

We recommend that you upgrade your squirrelmail package.

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
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-1.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 586 9d0435049c42d65d9a443a1c95103bae
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-1.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 15093 03a59d0aeb178176f3cf0b069931cb99
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1856087 be9e6be1de8d3dd818185d596b41a7f1

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-1.1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1839498 9e9c7ff1f5b42aaea021af563b76deaa


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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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: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/;

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