SquirrelMail session ID session hijacking
|squirrelmail-sessionid-session-hijacking (48115)||Medium Risk|
The SquirrelMail package included within Red Hat could allow a remote attacker to hijack a valid user's session, caused by an error in an earlier patch which creates multiple identical session IDs. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack the victim's SquirrelMail session and possibly launch further attacks on the vulnerable system.
Refer to SquirrelMail Web site for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 480224: Squirrelmail session management broken by security backport.
- SquirrelMail Web site: SquirrelMail - Webmail for Nuts!.
- ASA-2009-022: squirrelmail security update (RHSA-2009-0057)
- BID-33354: Red Hat SquirrelMail Package Session Management Vulnerability
- CVE-2009-0030: A certain Red Hat patch for SquirrelMail 1.4.8 sets the same SQMSESSID cookie value for all sessions, which allows remote authenticated users to access other users' folder lists and configuration data in opportunistic circumstances by using the standard webmail.php interface. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2008-3663.
- RHSA-2009-0057: Important: squirrelmail security update
- SECTRACK ID: 1021611: SquirrelMail on Red Hat Uses Fixed Session ID Values
- SUSE-SR:2009:004: SUSE Security Summary Report
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2.z EUS
- RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
- SquirrelMail SquirrelMail 1.4.8-5 el4_7.2
Jan 19, 2009
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