RedHat: Moderate: squirrelmail security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated Squirrelmail package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: squirrelmail security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:099-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-099.html
Issue date:        2005-02-15
Updated on:        2005-02-15
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 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - 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/):

145387 - CAN-2005-0075 Arbitrary code injection in Squirrelmail
145967 - CAN-2005-0103 Multiple issues in squirrelmail (CAN-2005-0104)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.src.rpm
67b27d7b6cf0638bc11ebf95f7b3f7f8  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.src.rpm

noarch:
37baa8ae8e06f758db9f3026edb96a29  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.src.rpm
67b27d7b6cf0638bc11ebf95f7b3f7f8  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.src.rpm

noarch:
37baa8ae8e06f758db9f3026edb96a29  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.src.rpm
67b27d7b6cf0638bc11ebf95f7b3f7f8  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.src.rpm

noarch:
37baa8ae8e06f758db9f3026edb96a29  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.src.rpm
67b27d7b6cf0638bc11ebf95f7b3f7f8  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.src.rpm

noarch:
37baa8ae8e06f758db9f3026edb96a29  squirrelmail-1.4.3a-9.EL4.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.