Thunderbird 17.x < 17.0.4 nsHTMLEditor Use-After-Free (Mac OS X)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mac OS X host contains a mail client that is potentially
affected by a use-after-free vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of Thunderbird 17.x is potentially affected by a
use-after-free vulnerability.

An error exists in the HTML editor (nsHTMLEditor) related to content
script and the calling of the function 'document.execCommand' while
internal editor operations are running. The previously freed memory can
be dereferenced and could lead to arbitrary code execution.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/526050/30/0/threaded
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-13-090/
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-29.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Thunderbird 17.0.4 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 : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65189 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58391

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0787