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Debian: New squirrelmail packages fix several vulnerabilities

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in SquirrelMail, a webmail application. Cross site scripting was possible through a number of pages which allowed an attacker to steal sensitive session data. Code injection was possible when SquirrelMail was configured to use the mapypalias function to authenticate users. This is not the default. It was possible to hijack an active user session by planting a specially crafted cookie into the user’s browser. Specially crafted HTML emails could use the CSS positioning feature to place email content over the SquirrelMail user interface, allowing for phishing. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1802-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
May 19, 2009                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : squirrelmail
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2009-1578 CVE-2009-1579 CVE-2009-1580 CVE-2009-1581
Debian Bug     : 528528

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in SquirrelMail,
a webmail application. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CVE-2009-1578

   Cross site scripting was possible through a number of pages which
   allowed an attacker to steal sensitive session data.

CVE-2009-1579

   Code injection was possible when SquirrelMail was configured to
   use the map_yp_alias function to authenticate users. This is not
   the default.

CVE-2009-1580

   It was possible to hijack an active user session by planting a
   specially crafted cookie into the user's browser.

CVE-2009-1581

   Specially crafted HTML emails could use the CSS positioning feature
   to place email content over the SquirrelMail user interface, allowing
   for phishing.

For the old stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.9a-4.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.15-4+lenny1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.4.18-1.

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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-4.dsc
   Size/MD5 checksum:     1021 c3b30d221d83b84f3da9d05d143aa950
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-4.diff.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:    27710 1ac9a374320a25feb8702c481f07f69d
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a.orig.tar.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:   598950 5b19f8cc5badef91d1f2410df41564bc

Architecture independent packages:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.9a-4_all.deb
   Size/MD5 checksum:   593578 67c67fb13e4dc98739aab5264a4438c4

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Source archives:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.15.orig.tar.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:   621320 87b466fef98e770307afffd75fe25589
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.15-4+lenny1.diff.gz
   Size/MD5 checksum:    26677 e7ef140569ced51ec588475ecf263240
 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.15-4+lenny1.dsc
   Size/MD5 checksum:     1524 331663015bb223994af67352c96d2d88

Architecture independent packages:

 http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/squirrelmail/squirrelmail_1.4.15-4+lenny1_all.deb
   Size/MD5 checksum:   609050 7730eb126fcfbed0abed8a3ff304f2c0


 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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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