Debian DLA-896-1 : icedove/thunderbird security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99442
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple security issues have been found in the Mozilla Thunderbird mail client: Multiple memory safety errors, buffer overflows and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or spoofing.

With version 45.8 Debian drops it's custom branding from the Icedove package and ships the mail client as Thunderbird again. Please see the link below for further information:
https://wiki.debian.org/Thunderbird

Transition packages for the Icedove packages are provided which automatically upgrade to the new version. Since new binary packages need to be installed, make sure to allow that in your upgrade procedure (e.g. by using 'apt-get dist-upgrade' instead of 'apt-get upgrade').

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1:45.8.0-3~deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your icedove packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/04/msg00021.html

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

https://wiki.debian.org/Thunderbird

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99442

File Name: debian_DLA-896.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/19/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:calendar-google-provider, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:icedove, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:icedove-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:icedove-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:iceowl-extension, 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: 4/19/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5373, CVE-2017-5375, CVE-2017-5376, CVE-2017-5378, CVE-2017-5380, CVE-2017-5383, CVE-2017-5390, CVE-2017-5396, CVE-2017-5398, CVE-2017-5400, CVE-2017-5401, CVE-2017-5402, CVE-2017-5404, CVE-2017-5405, CVE-2017-5407, CVE-2017-5408, CVE-2017-5410