Debian DSA-3037-1 : icedove - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 77920

Synopsis

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

Description

Antoine Delignat-Lavaud from Inria discovered an issue in the way NSS (the Mozilla Network Security Service library, embedded in Wheezy's Icedove), was parsing ASN.1 data used in signatures, making it vulnerable to a signature forgery attack.

An attacker could craft ASN.1 data to forge RSA certificates with a valid certification chain to a trusted CA.

Solution

Upgrade the icedove packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 24.8.1-1~deb7u1.

See Also

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3037

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77920

File Name: debian_DSA-3037.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/29

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: 2014/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568

BID: 70116

DSA: 3037