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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Several security related problems have been discovered in Mozilla and
derived products such as Mozilla Thunderbird. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities:
Tomas Kempinsky discovered that malformed FTP server responses
could lead to denial of service.
Ulrich Kühn discovered that the correction for a cryptographic
flaw in the handling of PKCS-1 certificates was incomplete, which
permits the forgery of certificates.
during execution could lead to the execution of arbitrary
Jesse Ruderman and Martijn Wargers discovered several crashes in
the layout engine, which might also permit execution of arbitrary
Igor Bukanov and Jesse Ruderman discovered several crashes in the
This update also addresses several crashes, which could be triggered by
malicious websites and fixes a regression introduced in the previous
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
the current icedove package 184.108.40.206.
We recommend that you upgrade your mozilla-thunderbird package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1227
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID: 19678, 20957
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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