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[ GLSA 200411-25 ] SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 10:18:58 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200411-25
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  Severity: Low
     Title: SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability
      Date: November 17, 2004
      Bugs: #70739
        ID: 200411-25

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Synopsis
========

Squirrelmail fails to properly sanitize user input, which could lead to
a compromise of webmail accounts.

Background
==========

SquirrelMail is a webmail package written in PHP. It supports IMAP and
SMTP, and can optionally be installed with SQL support.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                   /   Vulnerable   /           Unaffected
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  1  mail-client/squirrelmail      < 1.4.3a-r2            >= 1.4.3a-r2

Description
===========

SquirrelMail fails to properly sanitize certain strings when decoding
specially-crafted headers.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to read a specially-crafted e-mail, an attacker can
execute arbitrary scripts running in the context of the victim's
browser. This could lead to a compromise of the user's webmail account,
cookie theft, etc.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All SquirrelMail users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/squirrelmail-1.4.3a-r2"

Note: Users with the vhosts USE flag set should manually use
webapp-config to finalize the update.

References
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  [ 1 ] SquirrelMail Advisory
        http://article.gmane.org/gmane.mail.squirrelmail.user/21169

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200411-25.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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