User: Password:
Subscribe / Log in / New account

Fedora-Legacy alert FLSA:163047 (squirrelmail)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [FLSA-2005:163047] Updated squirrelmail package fixes security issues
Date:  Wed, 14 Sep 2005 22:01:53 -0400

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Fedora Legacy Update Advisory Synopsis: Updated squirrelmail package fixes security issues Advisory ID: FLSA:163047 Issue date: 2005-09-14 Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core Keywords: Bugfix CVE Names: CAN-2005-1769 CAN-2005-2095 --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Topic: An updated squirrelmail package that fixes two security issues is now available. SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 Fedora Core 1 - i386 Fedora Core 2 - i386 3. Problem description: A bug was found in the way SquirrelMail handled the $_POST variable. If a user is tricked into visiting a malicious URL, the user's SquirrelMail preferences could be read or modified. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-2095 to this issue. Several cross-site scripting bugs were discovered in SquirrelMail. An attacker could inject arbitrary Javascript or HTML content into SquirrelMail pages by tricking a user into visiting a carefully crafted URL, or by sending them a carefully constructed HTML email message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-1769 to this issue. All users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches that resolve these issues. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run: rpm -Fvh [filenames] where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs. Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue: yum update or to use apt: apt-get update; apt-get upgrade This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get. 5. Bug IDs fixed: 6. RPMs required: Red Hat Linux 9: SRPM: i386: Fedora Core 1: SRPM: i386: Fedora Core 2: SRPM: i386: 7. Verification: SHA1 sum Package Name --------------------------------------------------------------------- 5182c295693a72d9602945a5985c39c125f2b422 redhat/9/updates/i386/squirrelmail-1.4.3-0.f0.9.6.legacy.noarch.rpm 1aec842c861408106c2818cf4c58caf762367230 redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3-0.f0.9.6.legacy.src.rpm 10dcfc4975cbe049df638ff43304e0a6a22f58a2 fedora/1/updates/i386/squirrelmail-1.4.3-0.f1.1.5.legacy.noarch.rpm 5f0c54493ae619de8a85813947470bfedd5415f2 fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.3-0.f1.1.5.legacy.src.rpm 83e7c1b6a1f070894be5456b3dd850b3a6f090b2 fedora/2/updates/i386/squirrelmail-1.4.4-1.FC2.2.legacy.noarch.rpm de4f2ef84e23b310f7f845ee8624360dadb7b74d fedora/2/updates/SRPMS/squirrelmail-1.4.4-1.FC2.2.legacy.src.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig -v <filename> If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command: sha1sum <filename> 8. References: 9. Contact: The Fedora Legacy security contact is <>. More project details at ---------------------------------------------------------------------

(Log in to post comments)

Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds