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Mozilla Thunderbird < 2.0.0.17 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High

Synopsis

The remote Windows host contains a mail client that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The installed version of Thunderbird is affected by various security issues :

- Using a specially crafted UTF-8 URL in a hyperlink, an attacker might be able to exploit a stack buffer overflow in the Mozilla URL parsing routes to execute arbitrary code (MFSA 2008-37). - It is possible to bypass the same-origin check in 'nsXMLDocument::OnChannelRedirect()' (MFSA 2008-38). - Privilege escalation is possible via 'XPCnativeWrapper' pollution (MFSA 2008-41). - There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that may lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption (MFSA 2008-42). - Certain BOM characters and low surrogate characters, if HTML-escaped, are stripped from JavaScript code before it is executed, which could allow for cross-site scripting attacks (MFSA 2008-43). - The 'resource:' protocol allows directory traversal on Linux when using URL-encoded slashes, and it can by used to bypass restrictions on local HTML files (MFSA 2008-44). - There is a heap buffer overflow that can be triggered when canceling a newsgroup message (MFSA 2008-46).

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.0.0.17 or higher.