Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1574-1 icedove -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
12 May 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-1233, CVE-2008-1234, CVE-2008-1235, CVE-2008-1236, CVE-2008-1237.
More information:

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:

  • CVE-2008-1233

    moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that variants of CVE-2007-3738 and CVE-2007-5338 allow the execution of arbitrary code through XPCNativeWrapper.

  • CVE-2008-1234

    moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that insecure handling of event handlers could lead to cross-site scripting.

  • CVE-2008-1235

    Boris Zbarsky, Johnny Stenback and moz_bug_r_a4 discovered that incorrect principal handling could lead to cross-site scripting and the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2008-1236

    Tom Ferris, Seth Spitzer, Martin Wargers, John Daggett and Mats Palmgren discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2008-1237

    georgi, tgirmann and Igor Bukanov discovered crashes in the Javascript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your icedove packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:
HP Precision:
Intel IA-32:
Little-endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.