Debian: DSA-2720-1: icedove security update

    Date 06 Jul 2013
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple security issues have been found in Icedove, Debian's version of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and news client. Multiple memory safety errors, use-after-free vulnerabilities, missing permission checks, incorrect memory handling and other implementaton errors may lead to the execution
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2720-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    July 06, 2013                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : icedove
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-1682 CVE-2013-1684 CVE-2013-1685 CVE-2013-1686 
                     CVE-2013-1687 CVE-2013-1690 CVE-2013-1692 CVE-2013-1693 
                     CVE-2013-1694 CVE-2013-1697
    
    Multiple security issues have been found in Icedove, Debian's version
    of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and news client. Multiple memory safety 
    errors, use-after-free vulnerabilities, missing permission checks, incorrect 
    memory handling and other implementaton errors may lead to the execution
    of arbitrary code, privilege escalation, information disclosure or
    cross-site request forgery.
    
    As already announced for Iceweasel: We're changing the approach for
    security updates for Icedove in stable-security: Instead of
    backporting security fixes, we now provide releases based on the 
    Extended Support Release branch. As such, this update introduces
    packages based on Thunderbird 17 and at some point in the future we 
    will switch to the next ESR branch once ESR 17 has reached it's end 
    of life.
    
    Some Icedove extensions currently packaged in the Debian archive are 
    not compatible with the new browser engine. Up-to-date and compatible 
    versions can be retrieved from https://addons.mozilla.org as a short 
    term solution.
    
    An updated and compatible version of enigmail is included with this 
    update.
    
    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.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 17.0.7-1~deb7u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 17.0.7-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your icedove packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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