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Debian: New squirrelmail packages fix cross site scripting problem

A cross site scripting vulnerability has been discovered in squirrelmail, a feature-rich webmail package written in PHP4. Squirrelmail doesn't sanitize user provided variables in all places, leaving it vulnerable to a cross site scripting attack. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 220-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
January 2nd, 2003                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : squirrelmail
Vulnerability  : cross site scripting
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1341
BugTraq Id     : 6302

A cross site scripting vulnerability has been discovered in
squirrelmail, a feature-rich webmail package written in PHP4.
Squirrelmail doesn't sanitize user provided variables in all places,
leaving it vulnerable to a cross site scripting attack.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 1.2.6-1.3.  The old stable distribution (potato) is
not affected since it doesn't contain a squirrelmail package.

An updated package for the current unstable distribution (sid) is
expected soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your squirrelmail package.

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_1.2.6-1.3.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      586 235dead908e8caeb873678575c1700c8
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.2.6-1.3.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    15421 414b1afacc8880479f6a41b85cd79a73
    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_1.2.6-1.3_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1839686 8daaac2603c171b94bf5def5942f451a


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

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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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