[FLSA-2004:1733] Updated squirrelmail resolves security vulnerabilities

From: Dominic Hargreaves (dom_at_earth.li)
Date: 10/02/04

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    Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 15:09:03 +0100
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                   Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

    Synopsis: Updated squirrelmail resolves security vulnerabilities
    Advisory ID: FLSA:1733
    Issue date: 2004-10-02
    Product: Red Hat Linux
    Keywords: Security
    Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1733
    CVE Names: CAN-2004-0519, CAN-2004-0520, CAN-2004-0521

    1. Topic:

    Updated squirrelmail packages that fix a security vulnerability are now

    SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4.

    2. Relevant releases/architectures:

    Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

    3. Problem description:

    An SQL injection flaw was found in SquirrelMail version 1.4.2 and earlier.
    If SquirrelMail is configured to store user addressbooks in the database, a
    remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary SQL statements.
    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
    CAN-2004-0521 to this issue.

    A number of cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws in SquirrelMail version 1.4.2
    and earlier could allow remote attackers to execute script as other web
    users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the names CAN-2004-0519 and CAN-2004-0520 to these issues.

    Users of squirrelmail should upgrade to this updated package which
    contains a new version of the software and is not vulnerable to this issue.

    4. Solution:

    Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
    relevant to your system have been applied.

    To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

    rpm -Fvh [filenames]

    where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
    RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
    not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
    can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains
    the desired RPMs.

    Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many
    people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

    yum update

    or to use apt:

    apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

    This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
    RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or
    apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit
    http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/ for directions on how to configure yum
    and apt-get.

    5. Bug IDs fixed:

    http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1733 - SquirrelMail Folder Name Cross-Site
    Scripting Vulnerability

    6. RPMs required:

    Red Hat Linux 9:



    7. Verification:

    SHA1 sum Package Name

    c11465630aac1834c37b9af25dc77bccfd1785be 9/updates/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3-0.f0.9.1.legacy.src.rpm
    de580a0c9f0b5d8129b0dc5b11671ce9c8e8446f 9/updates/i386/squirrelmail-1.4.3-0.f0.9.1.legacy.noarch.rpm

    These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is
    available from http://www.fedoralegacy org/about/security.php

    You can verify each package with the following command:

        rpm --checksig -v <filename>

    If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
    tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

        sha1sum <filename>

    8. References:


    9. Contact:

    The Fedora Legacy security contact is <secnotice@fedoralegacy.org>. More
    project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org

    10. Special Notes:

    Since this release is a version upgrade, care should be taken in
    applying the update in a production environment.



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