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Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

RHSA-2006-0668: squirrelmail Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the squirrelmail packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

A new squirrelmail package that fixes a security issue as well as several
bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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 PHP.

A dynamic variable evaluation flaw was found in SquirrelMail. Users who
have an account on a SquirrelMail server and are logged in could use this
flaw to overwrite variables which may allow them to read or write other
users' preferences or attachments. (CVE-2006-4019)

Users of SquirrelMail should upgrade to this erratum package, which
contains SquirrelMail 1.4.8 to correct this issue. This package also
contains a number of additional patches to correct various bugs.

Note: After installing this update, users are advised to restart their
service to ensure that the new version functions correctly.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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