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Debian: New squirrelmail packages fix several vulnerabilities

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Squirrelmail, a commonly used webmail system. 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. 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. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org .
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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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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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