Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2437-1 icedove -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
21 Mar 2012
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-0455, CVE-2012-0456, CVE-2012-0458, CVE-2012-0461.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Icedove, an unbranded version of the Thunderbird mail/news client.

  • CVE-2012-0455

    Soroush Dalili discovered that a cross-site scripting countermeasure related to Javascript URLs could be bypassed.

  • CVE-2012-0456

    Atte Kettunen discovered an out of bounds read in the SVG Filters, resulting in memory disclosure.

  • CVE-2012-0458

    Mariusz Mlynski discovered that privileges could be escalated through a Javascript URL as the home page.

  • CVE-2012-0461

    Bob Clary discovered memory corruption bugs, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.11-1+squeeze8.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your icedove packages.