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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   SquirrelMail Vendors:   SquirrelMail Development Team
SquirrelMail May Send Session Authentication Cookies via HTTP
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021555
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3663   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 12 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.4.0 - 1.4.15
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SquirrelMail. A remote user may be able to obtain a session authentication cookie in certain cases.

Session authentication cookies initially transmitted over an HTTPS connection can be transmitted over HTTP because the system does not set the 'secure' cookie flag. A user monitoring the connection can obtain the authentication cookie.

Hanno Boeck reported this vulnerability.

[Editor's note: This vulnerability was reported in September 2008.]

Impact:   A remote user monitoring network connections may be able to obtain a session authentication cookie.
Solution:   The vendor issued a fix (1.4.16).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 12 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) SquirrelMail May Send Session Authentication Cookies via HTTP   (
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5.

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