Debian DSA-2499-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 59777
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Icedove, the Debian version of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail/news client. There were miscellaneous memory safety hazards (CVE-2012-1937, CVE-2012-1939 ) and a use-after-free issue (CVE-2012-1940 ).


Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.11-1+squeeze11.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59777

File Name: debian_DSA-2499.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/29/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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: 6/24/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1937, CVE-2012-1939, CVE-2012-1940

BID: 53794, 53797, 53800

DSA: 2499