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Security Advisory Moderate: squirrelmail security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:0010-6
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2009-01-12
Last updated on: 2009-01-12
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. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-2379
CVE-2008-3663

Details

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

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

SquirrelMail is an easy-to-configure, standards-based, webmail package
written in PHP. It includes built-in PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP
protocols, and pure HTML 4.0 page-rendering (with no JavaScript required)
for maximum browser-compatibility, strong MIME support, address books, and
folder manipulation.

Ivan Markovic discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in SquirrelMail
caused by insufficient HTML mail sanitization. A remote attacker could send
a specially-crafted HTML mail or attachment that could cause a user's Web
browser to execute a malicious script in the context of the SquirrelMail
session when that email or attachment was opened by the user.
(CVE-2008-2379)

It was discovered that SquirrelMail allowed cookies over insecure
connections (ie did not restrict cookies to HTTPS connections). An attacker
who controlled the communication channel between a user and the
SquirrelMail server, or who was able to sniff the user's network
communication, could use this flaw to obtain the user's session cookie, if
a user made an HTTP request to the server. (CVE-2008-3663)

Note: After applying this update, all session cookies set for SquirrelMail
sessions started over HTTPS connections will have the "secure" flag set.
That is, browsers will only send such cookies over an HTTPS connection. If
needed, you can revert to the previous behavior by setting the
configuration option "$only_secure_cookies" to "false" in SquirrelMail's
/etc/squirrelmail/config.php configuration file.

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_2.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 0f944cf32705eb301a3c3a9826d2ffea
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 11f43e390f2518c62a1df19429af5244
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 1e215de60ae202a7fa9facd5026900b9
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 0f944cf32705eb301a3c3a9826d2ffea
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 11f43e390f2518c62a1df19429af5244
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
s390:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 1e215de60ae202a7fa9facd5026900b9
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
s390:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 1e215de60ae202a7fa9facd5026900b9
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
s390:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 11f43e390f2518c62a1df19429af5244
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 1e215de60ae202a7fa9facd5026900b9
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.7.z)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 1e215de60ae202a7fa9facd5026900b9
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2.z server)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2013:0126
    MD5: 0f944cf32705eb301a3c3a9826d2ffea
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
PPC:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
s390x:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el5_2.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0057
    MD5: 4543857500e3252d3ad4b8569e031161
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: 11f43e390f2518c62a1df19429af5244
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-8.el3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1490
    MD5: c92a852bc26e900111389b63fe68500f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: 1e215de60ae202a7fa9facd5026900b9
 
IA-32:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
IA-64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
x86_64:
squirrelmail-1.4.8-5.el4_7.2.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0103
    MD5: a2d397eaef2d3e460e8eab705b386030
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

464183 - CVE-2008-3663 squirrelmail: session hijacking - secure flag not set for HTTPS-only cookies
473877 - CVE-2008-2379 squirrelmail: XSS issue caused by an insufficient html mail sanitation


References



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