Debian DSA-889-1 : enigmail - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22755


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Hadmut Danish discovered a bug in enigmail, GPG support for Mozilla MailNews and Mozilla Thunderbird, that can lead to the encryption of mail with the wrong public key, hence, potential disclosure of confidential data to others.


Upgrade the enigmail packages.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain enigmail packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.91-4sarge2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22755

File Name: debian_DSA-889.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:enigmail, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3256

CERT: 805121

DSA: 889