Debian DSA-2187-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 52619


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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Icedove, an unbranded version of the Thunderbird mail/news client.

- CVE-2010-1585 Roberto Suggi Liverani discovered that the sanitising performed by ParanoidFragmentSink was incomplete.

- CVE-2011-0051 Zach Hoffmann discovered that incorrect parsing of recursive eval() calls could lead to attackers forcing acceptance of a confirmation dialogue.

- CVE-2011-0053 Crashes in the layout engine may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2011-0054, CVE-2010-0056 Christian Holler discovered buffer overflows in the JavaScript engine, which could allow the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2011-0055 'regenrecht' and Igor Bukanov discovered a use-after-free error in the JSON-Implementation, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2011-0057 Daniel Kozlowski discovered that incorrect memory handling the web workers implementation could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2011-0059 Peleus Uhley discovered a cross-site request forgery risk in the plugin code.

As indicated in the Lenny (oldstable) release notes, security support for the Icedove packages in the oldstable needed to be stopped before the end of the regular Lenny security maintenance life cycle. You are strongly encouraged to upgrade to stable or switch to a different mail client.


Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.11-1+squeeze1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 52619

File Name: debian_DSA-2187.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/11/2011

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:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/9/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1585, CVE-2011-0051, CVE-2011-0053, CVE-2011-0054, CVE-2011-0055, CVE-2011-0056, CVE-2011-0057, CVE-2011-0059

BID: 46643, 46645, 46648, 46650, 46652, 46661, 46663

DSA: 2187