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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in SquirrelMail < 1.45
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote web server contains a PHP application that is affected by
According to its banner, the version of SquirrelMail installed on the
remote host is prone to multiple flaws :
- Post Variable Handling Vulnerabilities
Using specially-crafted POST requests, a possible hacker may
be able to set random variables in the file
'options_identities.php', which could lead to accessing
other users' preferences, cross-site scripting attacks,
and writing to arbitrary files.
- Multiple Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Using a specially-crafted URL or email message, an
attacker may be able to exploit these flaws, stealing
cookie-based session identifiers and thereby hijacking
See also :
Upgrade to SquirrelMail 1.45 or later.
Network Security Threat Level:
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
Networks Security ID: 13973, 14254
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security
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