Debian DSA-2297-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 55942
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Synopsis

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

Description

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

- CVE-2011-0084 'regenrecht' discovered that incorrect pointer handling in the SVG processing code could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2011-2378 'regenrecht' discovered that incorrect memory management in DOM processing could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2011-2981 'moz_bug_r_a_4' discovered a Chrome privilege escalation vulnerability in the event handler code.

- CVE-2011-2982 Gary Kwong, Igor Bukanov, Nils and Bob Clary discovered memory corruption bugs, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2011-2983 'shutdown' discovered an information leak in the handling of RegExp.input.

- CVE-2011-2984 'moz_bug_r_a4' discovered a Chrome privilege escalation vulnerability.

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.

Solution

Upgrade the iceweasel packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.11-1+squeeze4.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2011-0084

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2011-2378

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2011-2981

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2011-2982

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2011-2983

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2011-2984

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/icedove

https://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2297

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55942

File Name: debian_DSA-2297.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/23/2011

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

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:H/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/21/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0084, CVE-2011-2378, CVE-2011-2981, CVE-2011-2982, CVE-2011-2983, CVE-2011-2984

BID: 49213, 49214, 49216, 49218, 49219, 49223

DSA: 2297