Debian DLA-1219-1 : enigmail security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 105426
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Enigmail, an OpenPGP extension for Thunderbird, which could result in a loss of confidentiality, faked signatures, plain text leaks and denial of service. Additional information can be found under https://enigmail.net/download/other/Enigmail%20Pentest%20Report%20by%2 0Cure53%20-%20Excerpt.pdf

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2:1.9.9-1~deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your enigmail packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected enigmail package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6620e35f

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/12/msg00021.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/enigmail

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105426

File Name: debian_DLA-1219.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/26/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:enigmail, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-17843, CVE-2017-17844, CVE-2017-17845, CVE-2017-17846, CVE-2017-17847, CVE-2017-17848