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Bug 162275

Summary: CAN-2005-2095 squirrelmail cross site posting issue
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Josh Bressers <bressers>
Component: squirrelmailAssignee: Warren Togami <wtogami>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 4.0CC: jnovy, k.georgiou, security-response-team
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: public=20050713,impact=moderate,source=vendorsec,reported=20050701
Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-595 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-08-03 14:16:19 UTC Type: ---
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Description Flags
Proposed patch from upstream none

Description Josh Bressers 2005-07-01 20:52:11 UTC
A new vulnerability has been discovered in SquirrelMail. The file
src/options_identities.php contained some very bad, legacy code: an
extract($_POST) was done, effectively allowing a malicious attacker to
change session variables and even other people's preferences.

It must be noted that for this to happen you need to trick someone into
using an external form to post the information which is not trivial.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-07-01 20:53:30 UTC
This issue also affects RHEL3

Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2005-07-02 13:27:41 UTC
Created attachment 116290 [details]
Proposed patch from upstream

Comment 5 Mark J. Cox 2005-07-14 12:48:06 UTC
Now public at
removing embargo

Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-08-03 14:16:20 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.