Debian DSA-2025-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 45397



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


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-2009-2408 Dan Kaminsky and Moxie Marlinspike discovered that icedove does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate (MFSA 2009-42).

- CVE-2009-2404 Moxie Marlinspike reported a heap overflow vulnerability in the code that handles regular expressions in certificate names (MFSA 2009-43).

- CVE-2009-2463 monarch2020 discovered an integer overflow in a base64 decoding function (MFSA 2010-07).

- CVE-2009-3072 Josh Soref discovered a crash in the BinHex decoder (MFSA 2010-07).

- CVE-2009-3075 Carsten Book reported a crash in the JavaScript engine (MFSA 2010-07).

- CVE-2010-0163 Ludovic Hirlimann reported a crash indexing some messages with attachments, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code (MFSA 2010-07).


Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version

Due to a problem with the archive system it is not possible to release all architectures. The missing architectures will be installed into the archive once they become available.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 45397

File Name: debian_DSA-2025.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/1/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:icedove, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/31/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2404, CVE-2009-2408, CVE-2009-2463, CVE-2009-3072, CVE-2009-3075, CVE-2010-0163

BID: 35769, 35888, 35891, 36343, 38831

DSA: 2025

CWE: 119, 189, 310