Debian DSA-2797-1 : icedove - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 70984

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, and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

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 17.0.10-1~deb7u1.

See Also

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2797

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 70984

File Name: debian_DSA-2797.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/11/21

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5590, CVE-2013-5595, CVE-2013-5597, CVE-2013-5599, CVE-2013-5600, CVE-2013-5601, CVE-2013-5602, CVE-2013-5604

BID: 63415, 63421, 63422, 63423, 63424, 63427, 63428, 63430

DSA: 2797