Debian DSA-1696-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35313

Synopsis

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

Description

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Icedove mail client, an unbranded version of the Thunderbird mail client. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2008-0016 Justin Schuh, Tom Cross and Peter Williams discovered a buffer overflow in the parser for UTF-8 URLs, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2008-37)

- CVE-2008-1380 It was discovered that crashes in the JavaScript engine could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2008-20)

- CVE-2008-3835 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that the same-origin check in nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect() could be bypassed.
(MFSA 2008-38)

- CVE-2008-4058 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered a vulnerability which can result in Chrome privilege escalation through XPCNativeWrappers. (MFSA 2008-41)

- CVE-2008-4059 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered a vulnerability which can result in Chrome privilege escalation through XPCNativeWrappers. (MFSA 2008-41)

- CVE-2008-4060 Olli Pettay and 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered a Chrome privilege escalation vulnerability in XSLT handling.
(MFSA 2008-41)

- CVE-2008-4061 Jesse Ruderman discovered a crash in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2008-42)

- CVE-2008-4062 Igor Bukanov, Philip Taylor, Georgi Guninski and Antoine Labour discovered crashes in the JavaScript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2008-42)

- CVE-2008-4065 Dave Reed discovered that some Unicode byte order marks are stripped from JavaScript code before execution, which can result in code being executed, which were otherwise part of a quoted string. (MFSA 2008-43)

- CVE-2008-4067 It was discovered that a directory traversal allows attackers to read arbitrary files via a certain character. (MFSA 2008-44)

- CVE-2008-4068 It was discovered that a directory traversal allows attackers to bypass security restrictions and obtain sensitive information. (MFSA 2008-44)

- CVE-2008-4070 It was discovered that a buffer overflow could be triggered via a long header in a news article, which could lead to arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2008-46)

- CVE-2008-4582 Liu Die Yu and Boris Zbarsky discovered an information leak through local shortcut files. (MFSA 2008-47, MFSA 2008-59)

- CVE-2008-5012 Georgi Guninski, Michal Zalewski and Chris Evan discovered that the canvas element could be used to bypass same-origin restrictions. (MFSA 2008-48)

- CVE-2008-5014 Jesse Ruderman discovered that a programming error in the window.__proto__.__proto__ object could lead to arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2008-50)

- CVE-2008-5017 It was discovered that crashes in the layout engine could lead to arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2008-52)

- CVE-2008-5018 It was discovered that crashes in the JavaScript engine could lead to arbitrary code execution. (MFSA 2008-52)

- CVE-2008-5021 It was discovered that a crash in the nsFrameManager might lead to the execution of arbitrary code. (MFSA 2008-55)

- CVE-2008-5022 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered that the same-origin check in nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners() could be bypassed. (MFSA 2008-56)

- CVE-2008-5024 Chris Evans discovered that quote characters were improperly escaped in the default namespace of E4X documents. (MFSA 2008-58)

- CVE-2008-5500 Jesse Ruderman discovered that the layout engine is vulnerable to DoS attacks that might trigger memory corruption and an integer overflow. (MFSA 2008-60)

- CVE-2008-5503 Boris Zbarsky discovered that an information disclosure attack could be performed via XBL bindings. (MFSA 2008-61)

- CVE-2008-5506 Marius Schilder discovered that it is possible to obtain sensible data via a XMLHttpRequest. (MFSA 2008-64)

- CVE-2008-5507 Chris Evans discovered that it is possible to obtain sensible data via a JavaScript URL. (MFSA 2008-65)

- CVE-2008-5508 Chip Salzenberg discovered possible phishing attacks via URLs with leading whitespaces or control characters.
(MFSA 2008-66)

- CVE-2008-5511 It was discovered that it is possible to perform cross-site scripting attacks via an XBL binding to an 'unloaded document.' (MFSA 2008-68)

- CVE-2008-5512 It was discovered that it is possible to run arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges via unknown vectors.
(MFSA 2008-68)

Solution

Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 1.5.0.13+1.5.0.15b.dfsg1+prepatch080614i-0etch1. Packages for s390 will be provided later.

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) these problems will be fixed soon.

For the unstable (sid) distribution these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.0.19-1.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-0016

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-1380

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-3835

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4058

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4059

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4060

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4061

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4062

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4065

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4067

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4068

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4070

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-4582

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5012

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5014

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5017

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5018

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5021

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5022

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5024

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5500

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5503

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5506

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5507

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5508

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5511

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-5512

https://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1696

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35313

File Name: debian_DSA-1696.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/01/08

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:icedove, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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: 2009/01/07

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0016, CVE-2008-1380, CVE-2008-3835, CVE-2008-4058, CVE-2008-4059, CVE-2008-4060, CVE-2008-4061, CVE-2008-4062, CVE-2008-4065, CVE-2008-4067, CVE-2008-4068, CVE-2008-4070, CVE-2008-4582, CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024, CVE-2008-5500, CVE-2008-5503, CVE-2008-5506, CVE-2008-5507, CVE-2008-5508, CVE-2008-5511, CVE-2008-5512

BID: 28818, 31346, 31397, 31411, 32281, 32882

DSA: 1696

CWE: 20, 22, 79, 94, 119, 189, 200, 264, 287, 399