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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 20457
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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: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 1/15/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/12/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3256

BID: 15155

MDKSA: 2005:226