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[GLSA-200506-19] SquirrelMail: Several XSS vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SquirrelMail: Several XSS vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-19
(SquirrelMail: Several XSS vulnerabilities)


SquirrelMail is vulnerable to several cross-site scripting issues,
most reported by Martijn Brinkers.

Impact

By enticing a user to read a specially-crafted e-mail or using a
manipulated URL, 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.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-06-15
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1769


Solution:
All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.4"
Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use
webapp-config to finalize the update.


Network Security Threat Level: Low


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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