Debian: New squirrelmail packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It was discovered that the webmail package Squirrelmail performs insufficient sanitising inside the HTML filter, which allows the injection of arbitrary web script code during the display of HTML email messages.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1290-1                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
May 13th, 2007                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : squirrelmail
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2007-1262

It was discovered that the webmail package Squirrelmail performs
insufficient sanitising inside the HTML filter, which allows the
injection of arbitrary web script code during the display of HTML
email messages.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.4-11.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.9a-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.10a-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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-11.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      680 6c295daf080ac9c28a5a1dba6638e84d
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.4-11.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    29878 fe8738a69d997ce9604691c09e50a818
    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_1.4.4-11_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   575624 bb59799e0eb2029d00466c8a845ed5c8


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      721 c828ed91c9f92b5c2288a388d90b9a58
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23315 51ca1a79090618fe7846d77f7cbb6087
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   598950 5b19f8cc5badef91d1f2410df41564bc

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   592732 1659d85aef3a052ffff42715068f9760


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

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