Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla-thunderbird (MDKSA-2005:226)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20457


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A bug in enigmail, the GPG support extension for Mozilla MailNews and Mozilla Thunderbird was discovered that could lead to the encryption of an email with the wrong public key. This could potentially disclose confidential data to unintended recipients.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected mozilla-thunderbird, mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail and / or mozilla-thunderbird-enigmime packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20457

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-226.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird-enigmime, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3256

BID: 15155

MDKSA: 2005:226