Debian DSA-2437-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 58417


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-2012-0455 Soroush Dalili discovered that a cross-site scripting countermeasure related to JavaScript URLs could be bypassed.

- CVE-2012-0456 Atte Kettunen discovered an out of bounds read in the SVG Filters, resulting in memory disclosure.

- CVE-2012-0458 Mariusz Mlynski discovered that privileges could be escalated through a JavaScript URL as the home page.

- CVE-2012-0461 Bob Clary discovered memory corruption bugs, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.11-1+squeeze8.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58417

File Name: debian_DSA-2437.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/22/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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: 3/21/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0455, CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0458, CVE-2012-0461

BID: 52458, 52460, 52461, 52464

DSA: 2437