icedove -- several vulnerabilities

2008-07-27T00:00:00
ID DSA-1621
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2008-07-27T00:00:00

Description

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Icedove mail client, an unbranded version of the Thunderbird client. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

It was discovered that a buffer overflow in MIME decoding can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

It was discovered that missing boundary checks on a reference counter for CSS objects can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Devon Hubbard, Jesse Ruderman and Martijn Wargers discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Igor Bukanov, Jesse Ruderman and Gary Kwong discovered crashes in the Javascript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

"moz_bug_r_a4" discovered that XUL documents can escalate privileges by accessing the pre-compiled "fastload" file.

"moz_bug_r_a4" discovered that missing input sanitising in the mozIJSSubScriptLoader.loadSubScript() function could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Iceweasel itself is not affected, but some addons are.

Daniel Glazman discovered that a programming error in the code for parsing .properties files could lead to memory content being exposed to addons, which could lead to information disclosure.

John G. Myers, Frank Benkstein and Nils Toedtmann discovered that alternate names on self-signed certificates were handled insufficiently, which could lead to spoofings secure connections.

Greg McManus discovered discovered a crash in the block reflow code, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.5.0.13+1.5.0.15b.dfsg1+prepatch080614d-0etch1. Packages for s390 are not yet available and will be provided later.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.0.16-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your icedove package.