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RHSA-2006:0547: squirrelmail security update

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RHSA-2006:0547: squirrelmail security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/06/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/12/2006
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated squirrelmail package that fixes a local file disclosure flaw is now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4. A local file disclosure flaw was found in the way SquirrelMail loads plugins. In SquirrelMail 1.4.6 or earlier, if register_globals is on and magic_quotes_gpc is off, it became possible for an unauthenticated remote user to view the contents of arbitrary local files the web server has read-access to. This configuration is neither default nor safe, and configuring PHP with the register_globals set on is dangerous and not recommended. (CVE-2006-2842) Users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this erratum package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-squirrelmail

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