Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : enigmail vulnerability (USN-427-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Mikhail Markin reported that enigmail incorrectly handled memory
allocations for certain large encrypted attachments. This caused
Thunderbird to crash and thus caused the entire message to be
inaccessible.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28020 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5877