Debian: New squirrelmail package fixes several vulnerabilities
Posted by Joseph Shakespeare   
Debian Upstream developers noticed that an unsanitised variable could lead to cross site scripting.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 662-1                                        Martin Schulze
February 1st, 2005            
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Package        : squirrelmail
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0104 CAN-2005-0152
Debian Bug     : 292714

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Squirrelmail, a
commonly used webmail system.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:


    Upstream developers noticed that an unsanitised variable could
    lead to cross site scripting.


    Grant Hollingworth discovered that under certain circumstances URL
    manipulation could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with
    the privileges of www-data.  This problem only exists in version
    1.2.6 of Squirrelmail.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.6-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) the problem that affects unstable
has been fixed in version 1.4.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your squirrelmail package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      646 4900cffd3e5d45735f65c21476efc806
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21204 4614ece547701e83d640b5740bb59d51
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1856087 be9e6be1de8d3dd818185d596b41a7f1

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1840668 2d23a6986ab2862bb1acd160b5a2919c

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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