Date: 26 August 2009
References: ESB-2009.1384 ESB-2010.0732
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AUSCERT Security Bulletin
Forms in SquirrelMail are susceptible to CSRF attacks
26 August 2009
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: SquirrelMail 1.4.19 and prior
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Cross-site Request Forgery -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2009-2964
Member content until: Wednesday, September 16 2009
Revision History: August 26 2009: Added CVE Reference
August 17 2009: Initial Release
All form submission pages in SquirrelMail 1.4.19 and prior are
vulnerable to cross-site request forgery attacks .
If a user of SquirrelMail were to visit a malicious website an
attacker could modify that user's SquirrelMail preferences and possibly
send email as that user.
SquirrelMail has released a patch implementing a security token system
that mitigates this vulnerability .
 SquirrelMail Security - CSRF in all forms
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described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to
follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is
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accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT
takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or
acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin.
If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in
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