Debian DSA-2588-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 63272


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


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Icedove, Debian's version of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and news client.

- CVE-2012-4201 The evalInSandbox implementation uses an incorrect context during the handling of JavaScript code that sets the location.href property, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks or read arbitrary files by leveraging a sandboxed add-on.

- CVE-2012-4207 The HZ-GB-2312 character-set implementation does not properly handle a ~ (tilde) character in proximity to a chunk delimiter, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks via a crafted document.

- CVE-2012-4216 Use-after-free vulnerability in the gfxFont::GetFontEntry function allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via unspecified vectors.

- CVE-2012-5829 Heap-based buffer overflow in the nsWindow::OnExposeEvent function could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

- CVE-2012-5842 Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.11-1+squeeze15.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63272

File Name: debian_DSA-2588.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/17/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: 12/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5842

BID: 56611, 56618, 56632, 56634, 56636

DSA: 2588