Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2187-1 icedove -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
09 Mar 2011
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2010-1585, CVE-2011-0051, CVE-2011-0053, CVE-2011-0054, CVE-2011-0055, CVE-2011-0056, CVE-2011-0057, CVE-2011-0059.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Icedove, an unbranded version of the Thunderbird mail/news client.

  • CVE-2010-1585

    Roberto Suggi Liverani discovered that the sanitising performed by ParanoidFragmentSink was incomplete.

  • CVE-2011-0051

    Zach Hoffmann discovered that incorrect parsing of recursive eval() calls could lead to attackers forcing acceptance of a confirmation dialogue.

  • CVE-2011-0053

    Crashes in the layout engine may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2011-0054, CVE-2010-0056

    Christian Holler discovered buffer overflows in the Javascript engine, which could allow the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2011-0055

    regenrecht and Igor Bukanov discovered a use-after-free error in the JSON-Implementation, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2011-0057

    Daniel Kozlowski discovered that incorrect memory handling the web workers implementation could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2011-0059

    Peleus Uhley discovered a cross-site request forgery risk in the plugin code.

As indicated in the Lenny (oldstable) release notes, security support for the Icedove packages in the oldstable needed to be stopped before the end of the regular Lenny security maintenance life cycle. You are strongly encouraged to upgrade to stable or switch to a different mail client.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.11-1+squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.11-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your icedove packages.