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[GLSA-200411-25] SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-25
(SquirrelMail: Encoded text XSS vulnerability)
SquirrelMail fails to properly sanitize certain strings when
decoding specially-crafted headers.
By enticing a user to read a specially-crafted e-mail, a possible hacker
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
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.
Threat Level: Low
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