RedHat: Updated Squirrelmail package fixes security
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated Squirrelmail package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated Squirrelmail package fixes security issues
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:135-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-135.html
Issue date:        2005-02-10
Updated on:        2005-02-10
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0075 CAN-2005-0103 CAN-2005-0104
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1. Summary:

An updated Squirrelmail package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - noarch
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - noarch

3. Problem description:

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

Jimmy Conner discovered a missing variable initialization in Squirrelmail.
This flaw could allow 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 CAN-2005-0075 to this issue.

A URL sanitisation bug was found in Squirrelmail. This flaw could allow 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 CAN-2005-0103 to this issue.

A missing variable initialization bug was found in Squirrelmail. This flaw
could allow a cross site scripting attack.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0104 to
this issue.

Users of Squirrelmail are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains backported patches to correct these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

145384 - CAN-2005-0075 Arbitrary code injection in Squirrelmail
145964 - CAN-2005-0103 Multiple issues in squirrelmail (CAN-2005-0104)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.src.rpm
02b0f904180ad4dabaa93721641a3efa  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.src.rpm

noarch:
2e22c82b0b1986cad90a8fe38cd44845  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.src.rpm
02b0f904180ad4dabaa93721641a3efa  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.src.rpm

noarch:
2e22c82b0b1986cad90a8fe38cd44845  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.src.rpm
02b0f904180ad4dabaa93721641a3efa  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.src.rpm

noarch:
2e22c82b0b1986cad90a8fe38cd44845  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.src.rpm
02b0f904180ad4dabaa93721641a3efa  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.src.rpm

noarch:
2e22c82b0b1986cad90a8fe38cd44845  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL3.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-01-20
http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-01-19
http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-01-14
http://www.php.net/register_globals
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0075
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0103
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0104

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.