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Debian: New squirrelmail packages fix cross site scripting

Ivan Markovic discovered that SquirrelMail, a webmail application, did not sufficiently sanitise incoming HTML email, allowing an attacker to perform cross site scripting through sending a malicious HTML email. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-168201                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
December 07, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : squirrelmail
Vulnerability  : insufficient input sanitising
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-2379

Ivan Markovic discovered that SquirrelMail, a webmail application, did not
sufficiently sanitise incoming HTML email, allowing an attacker to perform
cross site scripting through sending a malicious HTML email.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.9a-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.15-4.

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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-3.diff.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:    23420 b1755b11f721f2bdc7c5a100cf83f1d6
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a.orig.tar.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:   598950 5b19f8cc5badef91d1f2410df41564bc
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-3.dsc
   Size/MD5 checksum:     1021 9954f8522b7059cb115f5a77405c298f

Architecture independent packages:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-3_all.deb
   Size/MD5 checksum:   591892 35c2060553f375b9bd8759d06b401153


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/
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