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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4169

Original release date: 07/15/2007
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in the G/PGP (GPG) Plugin 2.0, and 2.1dev before 20070614, for Squirrelmail allow remote authenticated users to include and execute arbitrary local files via a .. (dot dot) in the help parameter to (1) gpg_help.php or (2) gpg_help_base.php.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.5 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification


The vendor has addressed this issue in the following product update: http://www.squirrelmail.org/plugin_download.php?id=153&rev=1303

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200708-08
External Source: XF
Name: squirrelmail-gpgp-help-file-include(35362)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26035
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 37932
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 37933
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20070711 SquirrelMail G/PGP Plugin gpg_help.php Local File Inclusion Vulnerability
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26424
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2513
External Source: BID
Name: 24874

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:squirrelmail:gpg_plugin:2.0
* cpe:/a:squirrelmail:gpg_plugin:2.1_dev

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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