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[GLSA-200406-08] Squirrelmail: Another XSS vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Squirrelmail: Another XSS vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-08
(Squirrelmail: Another XSS vulnerability)


A new cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Squirrelmail-1.4.3_rc1
has been discovered. In functions/mime.php Squirrelmail fails to properly
sanitize user input.

Impact

By enticing a user to read a specially crafted e-mail, a possible hacker can
execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the victim's browser.
This could lead to a compromise of the user's webmail account, cookie
theft, etc.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.rs-labs.com/adv/RS-Labs-Advisory-2004-1.txt
http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-02.html


Solution:
All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3"
# emerge ">=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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