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                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
February 1st, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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:

CAN-2005-0104

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

CAN-2005-0152

    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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      646 4900cffd3e5d45735f65c21476efc806
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21204 4614ece547701e83d640b5740bb59d51
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1856087 be9e6be1de8d3dd818185d596b41a7f1

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1840668 2d23a6986ab2862bb1acd160b5a2919c


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

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