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

high Nessus Plugin ID 28020

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/427-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28020

File Name: ubuntu_USN-427-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2007

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/23/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5877

USN: 427-1