Bug 1726498 (CVE-2019-12970)

Summary: CVE-2019-12970 squirrelmail: improper handling of RCDATA and RAWTEXT type elements causing XSS
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Dhananjay Arunesh <darunesh>
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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-07-03 04:29:04 UTC
XSS was discovered in SquirrelMail through 1.4.22 and 1.5.x through 1.5.2. Due to improper handling of RCDATA and RAWTEXT type elements, the built-in sanitization mechanism can be bypassed. Malicious script content from HTML e-mail can be executed within the application context via crafted use of (for example) a NOEMBED, NOFRAMES, NOSCRIPT, or TEXTAREA element.

Reference:
https://www.syss.de/fileadmin/dokumente/Publikationen/Advisories/SYSS-2019-016.txt

Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-07-03 04:31:01 UTC
Created squirrelmail tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1726500]

Comment 2 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-07-03 04:31:25 UTC
Created squirrelmail tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1726501]

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2019-08-08 09:03:31 UTC
Statement:

This issue affects the versions of squirrelmail as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Extended Life Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

Comment 4 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-08 13:18:42 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2019-12970