Debian DSA-2720-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 67201
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple security issues have been found in Icedove, Debian's version of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and news client. Multiple memory safety errors, use-after-free vulnerabilities, missing permission checks, incorrect memory handling and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, privilege escalation, information disclosure or cross-site request forgery.

As already announced for Iceweasel: we're changing the approach for security updates for Icedove in stable-security: instead of backporting security fixes, we now provide releases based on the Extended Support Release branch. As such, this update introduces packages based on Thunderbird 17 and at some point in the future we will switch to the next ESR branch once ESR 17 has reached it's end of life.

Some Icedove extensions currently packaged in the Debian archive are not compatible with the new browser engine. Up-to-date and compatible versions can be retrieved from http://addons.mozilla.org as a short term solution.

An updated and compatible version of Enigmail is included with this update.

The Icedove version in the oldstable distribution (squeeze) is no longer supported with full security updates. However, it should be noted that almost all security issues in Icedove stem from the included browser engine. These security problems only affect Icedove if scripting and HTML mails are enabled. If there are security issues specific to Icedove (e.g. a hypothetical buffer overflow in the IMAP implementation) we'll make an effort to backport such fixes to oldstable.

Solution

Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 17.0.7-1~deb7u1.

See Also

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2720

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67201

File Name: debian_DSA-2720.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/7/2013

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:7.0

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: 7/6/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/3/2013

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox onreadystatechange Event DocumentViewerImpl Use After Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0795, CVE-2013-0801, CVE-2013-1670, CVE-2013-1674, CVE-2013-1675, CVE-2013-1676, CVE-2013-1677, CVE-2013-1678, CVE-2013-1679, CVE-2013-1680, CVE-2013-1681, CVE-2013-1682, CVE-2013-1684, CVE-2013-1685, CVE-2013-1686, CVE-2013-1687, CVE-2013-1690, CVE-2013-1692, CVE-2013-1693, CVE-2013-1694, CVE-2013-1697

BID: 60765, 60766, 60773, 60774, 60776, 60777, 60778, 60783, 60784, 60787

DSA: 2720