Thunderbird 10.x < 10.0.1 Memory Corruption (Mac OS X)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mac OS X host contains an email client that is potentially
affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of Thunderbird 10.x is earlier than 10.0.1 and
is, therefore, potentially affected by a memory corruption
vulnerability.

A use-after-free error exists in the method
'nsXBLDocumentInfo::ReadPrototypeBindings' and XBL bindings are not
properly removed from a hash table in the event of failure. Clean-up
processes may then attempt to use this data and cause application
crashes. These application crashes are potentially exploitable.

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-10.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Thunderbird 10.0.1 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58071 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51975

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0452