Debian DSA-2556-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 62448
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Synopsis

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

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Icedove, Debian's version of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and news client.

This includes several instances of use-after-free and buffer overflow issues. The reported vulnerabilities could lead to the execution of arbitrary code, and additionally to the bypass of content-loading restrictions via the location object.

Solution

Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.11-1+squeeze13.

See Also

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2556

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62448

File Name: debian_DSA-2556.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/8/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/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: 10/7/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1970, CVE-2012-1972, CVE-2012-1973, CVE-2012-1974, CVE-2012-1975, CVE-2012-1976, CVE-2012-3959, CVE-2012-3962, CVE-2012-3969, CVE-2012-3972, CVE-2012-3978

BID: 55266, 55292, 55306, 55310, 55314, 55316, 55317, 55318, 55319, 55324, 55342

DSA: 2556