|Description||functions/imap_general.php in SquirrelMail before 1.4.21 does not properly handle 8-bit characters in passwords, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) by making many IMAP login attempts with different usernames, leading to the creation of many preferences files.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)|
|NVD severity||medium (attack range: remote)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|squirrelmail (PTS)||squeeze (security), squeeze||2:1.4.21-2||fixed|
|jessie, sid, wheezy||2:1.4.23~svn20120406-2||fixed|
The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.
[lenny] - squirrelmail <no-dsa> (low-risk issue)