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The remote Windows host contains a mail client that is affected by
The installed version of Thunderbird is affected by various security
- 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 coould lead to crashes with evidence of memory
corruption (MFSA 2008-42).
- Certain BOM characters and low surrogate characters,
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
be used to bypass restrictions on local HTML files
- There is a heap buffer overflow that can be triggered
when canceling a newsgroup message (MFSA 2008-46).
See also :
Upgrade to Mozilla Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 or later.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true