Debian: New squirrelmail packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Squirrelmail, a commonly used webmail system.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 756-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
July 13th, 2005                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : squirrelmail
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE IDs        : CAN-2005-1769 CAN-2005-2095
Debian Bug     : 314374 317094

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

CAN-2005-1769

    Martijn Brinkers discovered cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
    that allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML
    in the URL and e-mail messages.

CAN-2005-2095

    James Bercegay of GulfTech Security discovered a vulnerability in
    the variable handling which could lead to attackers altering other
    people's preferences and possibly reading them, writing files at
    any location writable for www-data and cross site scripting.

For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.2.6-4.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.4-6sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.4-6sarge1.

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_1.2.6-4.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      646 a3739e908230dfe1fa1074b299087276
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-4.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    24291 c7107719af77e02daae1c3fd5a4000b8
    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_1.2.6-4_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1841510 3557389721f6e851b772838205841e01


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-6sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      690 c518315ea574b2f268a028eb32de4497
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-6sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23441 fb2b94a5b1bf90c1b8c8b0c71fe1c40c
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   575871 f50548b6f4f24d28afb5e6048977f4da

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-6sarge1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   569980 2150edd3d6fea2d20d7d448a75be8d63


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

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