Public Date:
500360: CVE-2009-1579 SquirrelMail: Server-side code injection in map_yp_alias username map

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The map_yp_alias function in functions/imap_general.php in SquirrelMail before 1.4.18 and NaSMail before 1.7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a username string that is used by the ypmatch program.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1579 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (squirrelmail) RHSA-2009:1066 2009-05-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (squirrelmail) RHSA-2009:1066 2009-05-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (squirrelmail) RHSA-2009:1066 2009-05-26