Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2746-1 icedove -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
29 Aug 2013
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1709, CVE-2013-1710, CVE-2013-1713, CVE-2013-1714, CVE-2013-1717.
More information:

Multiple security issues have been found in Icedove, Debian's version of the Mozilla Thunderbird mail and news client. Multiple memory safety errors, missing permission checks and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or cross-site scripting.

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 17.0.8-1~deb7u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 17.0.8-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your icedove packages.