SquirrelMail up to 0.1 code injection

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A vulnerability was found in SquirrelMail up to 0.1 (Mail Client Software). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-94. The software constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. This is going to have an impact on integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

CRLF injection vulnerability in SquirrelMail 1.4.21 and earlier allows remote attackers to modify or add preference values via a \n (newline) character, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-4555.

The weakness was presented 07/17/2011 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at squirrelmail.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-2752 since 07/17/2011. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 57864 (CentOS 4 / 5 : squirrelmail (CESA-2012:0103)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120040 (CentOS Security Update for SquirrelMail(CESA-2012:0103)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (68587), Vulnerability Center (SBV-32808) and Tenable (57864). See 53758, 54411, 57949 and 57933 for similar entries.





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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 57864
Nessus Name: CentOS 4 / 5 : squirrelmail (CESA-2012:0103)
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OpenVAS ID: 70227
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2291-1 (squirrelmail)
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Advisory: RHSA-2012:0103
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CVE: CVE-2011-2752 (🔍)

X-Force: 68587
Vulnerability Center: 32808 - SquirrelMail 1.4.21 and earlier Remote CRLF Injection Vulnerability via a \x27\\n\x27 Character, Medium
SecurityFocus: 40291

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/14/2021 03:07 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (56), 03/30/2017 09:40 AM (9), 11/14/2021 03:02 PM (3), 11/14/2021 03:03 PM (1), 11/14/2021 03:07 PM (3)
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