Bug 162277 - CAN-2005-2095 squirrelmail cross site posting issue
CAN-2005-2095 squirrelmail cross site posting issue
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: squirrelmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
public=20050713,impact=moderate,sourc...
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Reported: 2005-07-01 16:57 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-22 15:52:29 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-07-01 16:57:55 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #162275 +++

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 16:58:39 EDT
This issue also affects FC3
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-07-14 08:49:04 EDT
Now public at http://www.squirrelmail.org/security/issue/2005-07-13
removing embargo
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2005-08-22 15:52:16 EDT
From User-Agent: XML-RPC

squirrelmail-1.4.6-0.cvs20050812.1.fc4 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue.

If these issues are still present in this version, then please re-open this bug.

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