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Debian: icedove fix several vulnerabilities DSA-1621-1

Date 27 Jul 2008
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
It was discovered that a buffer overflow in MIME decoding can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1621-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
July 27, 2008               
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Package        : icedove
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2008-0304 CVE-2008-2785 CVE-2008-2798 CVE-2008-2799 CVE-2008-2802 CVE-2008-2803 CVE-2008-2807 CVE-2008-2809 CVE-2008-2811

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


    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 documements 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 Packages for
s390 are not yet available and will be provided later.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in

We recommend that you upgrade your icedove package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc and sparc.

Source archives:
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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