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DSA 191-2-New squirrelmail packages fix problem in options page

by Nikola Strahija on November 11th, 2002 The security update for Squirrelmail (DSA 191-1) unfortunately introduced a bug in the options page. This problem is fixed in version 1.2.6-1.2 the current stable distribution (woody). The unstable distribution (sid) and the old stable distribution (potato) were not affected by this. For completeness please find below the original security advisory:

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.

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:
Size/MD5 checksum: 586 6d692e30af267ebc530da83e0affe56c
Size/MD5 checksum: 15260 b5a119c93fba2b3e8a4687c0f572b592
Size/MD5 checksum: 1856087 be9e6be1de8d3dd818185d596b41a7f1

Architecture independent components:
Size/MD5 checksum: 1839570 f4b77b5d0c95c336a8b882e917c53f50

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and;

Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)


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