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Security Advisory Important: squirrelmail security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1066-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2009-05-26
Last updated on: 2009-05-26
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-1578
CVE-2009-1579
CVE-2009-1581

Details

An updated squirrelmail package that fixes multiple security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP.

A server-side code injection flaw was found in the SquirrelMail
"map_yp_alias" function. If SquirrelMail was configured to retrieve a
user's IMAP server address from a Network Information Service (NIS) server
via the "map_yp_alias" function, an unauthenticated, remote attacker using
a specially-crafted username could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the web server. (CVE-2009-1579)

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in SquirrelMail. An
attacker could construct a carefully crafted URL, which once visited by an
unsuspecting user, could cause the user's web browser to execute malicious
script in the context of the visited SquirrelMail web page. (CVE-2009-1578)

It was discovered that SquirrelMail did not properly sanitize Cascading
Style Sheets (CSS) directives used in HTML mail. A remote attacker could
send a specially-crafted email that could place mail content above
SquirrelMail's controls, possibly allowing phishing and cross-site
scripting attacks. (CVE-2009-1581)

Users of squirrelmail should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 9d573e4347af52df8f3873a8180f24e7
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: f5163269a5225700cc0182ca8eafa46c
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 53b483ee477eab620add0a3fa126e8d5
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 9d573e4347af52df8f3873a8180f24e7
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: f5163269a5225700cc0182ca8eafa46c
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
s390:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 53b483ee477eab620add0a3fa126e8d5
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
s390:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 53b483ee477eab620add0a3fa126e8d5
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
s390:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: f5163269a5225700cc0182ca8eafa46c
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 53b483ee477eab620add0a3fa126e8d5
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 53b483ee477eab620add0a3fa126e8d5
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3.z server)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 9d573e4347af52df8f3873a8180f24e7
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm     MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm     MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm     MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm     MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm     MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 9d573e4347af52df8f3873a8180f24e7
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm     MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm     MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_3.7.noarch.rpm     MD5: 5a58daeab8308af8bebfa03bbcd675f5
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: f5163269a5225700cc0182ca8eafa46c
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-13.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 5c64ab1ed28f546f03c1c3172954f1f1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 53b483ee477eab620add0a3fa126e8d5
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_8.5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: e5f770a0aea7a2c65f724596e3878002
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

500356 - CVE-2009-1581 SquirrelMail: CSS positioning vulnerability
500360 - CVE-2009-1579 SquirrelMail: Server-side code injection in map_yp_alias username map
500363 - CVE-2009-1578 SquirrelMail: Multiple cross site scripting issues


References



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