Horde IMP "prefs.lang" file could be used to gain elevated privileges on the Web server

imp-prefslang-gain-privileges (6906) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Horde IMP (Internet Messaging Program) could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the Web server. If an attacker creates the file 'prefs.lang' and places it on the Web server's file system, the contents of the file can be executed by the PHP interpreter allowing the attacker to gain elevated privileges of the Web server process.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of IMP (2.2.6 or later), available from the Horde Web site. See References.

For Conectiva Linux 4.1and 4.2:
Upgrade to the latest version of IMP (2.2.6-1U41_2cl or later), as listed in Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLA-2001:410. See References.

For Conectiva Linux 5.0:
Upgrade to the latest version of IMP (2.2.6-1U50_2cl or later), as listed in Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLA-2001:410. See References.

For Conectiva Linux 5.1:
Upgrade to the latest version of IMP (2.2.6-1U51_2cl or later), as listed in Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLA-2001:410. See References.

For Conectiva Linux 6.0: Upgrade to the latest version of IMP (2.2.6-1U60_2cl or later), as listed in Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLA-2001:410. See References. For Conectiva Linux 7.0:
Upgrade to the latest version of IMP (2.2.6-1U70_2cl or later), as listed in Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLA-2001:410. See References.

For Caldera OpenLinux Server 3.1:
Upgrade to the latest version of IMP (2.2.6-1 or later) and Horde (1.2.6-1 or later), as listed in Caldera International, Inc. Security Advisory CSSA-2001-027.0. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 2.2:
Upgrade to the latest version of IMP (2.2.6-0.potato.1 or later) and Horde (1.2.6-0.potato.1 or later), as listed in DSA-073-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 4.1
  • Conectiva Linux 4.2
  • Conectiva Linux 5.0
  • Conectiva Linux 5.1
  • Conectiva Linux 6.0
  • Conectiva Linux 7.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 2.2
  • Horde IMP 2.2.4
  • SCO Caldera OpenLinux Server 3.1

Reported:

Jul 21, 2001

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