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CVE-2009-1381 Detail

Description

The map_yp_alias function in functions/imap_general.php in SquirrelMail before 1.4.19-1 on Debian GNU/Linux, and possibly other operating systems and versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a username string that is used by the ypmatch program. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2009-1579.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/22/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1381
Original release date:
05/22/2009
Last revised:
06/09/2009
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/26/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of squirrelmail as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. Updates for squirrelmail released via RHSA-2009:1066 (https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1066.html) fixed original flaw CVE-2009-1579 without introducing CVE-2009-1381.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://release.debian.org/proposed-updates/stable_diffs/squirrelmail_1.4.15-4+lenny2.debdiff Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source MISC http://release.debian.org/proposed-updates/stable_diffs/squirrelmail_1.4.15-4+lenny2.debdiff
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1802 Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-1802
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:122 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:122
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/503718/100/0/threaded Patch External Source BUGTRAQ 20090521 [SECURITY] [DSA 1802-2] New squirrelmail packages correct incomplete fix
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-May/msg01195.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-5471
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-May/msg01202.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-5350

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