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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Check for the version of the squirrelmail packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
An updated Squirrelmail package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Security Response Team.
SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4.
Jimmy Conner discovered a missing variable initialization in Squirrelmail.
This flaw could permit potential insecure file inclusions on servers where
the PHP setting "register_globals" is set to "On". This is not a default or
recommended setting. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0075 to this issue.
A URL sanitisation bug was found in Squirrelmail. This flaw could permit a
cross site scripting attack when loading the URL for the sidebar. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-2005-0103 to this issue.
A missing variable initialization bug was found in Squirrelmail. This flaw
could permit a cross site scripting attack. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0104 to
Users of Squirrelmail are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains backported patches to correct these issues.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-099.html
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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