Thunderbird 17.x through 23.x Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mac OS X host contains a mail client that is potentially
affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The installed version of Thunderbird is a version prior to 24.0.
It is, therefore, potentially affected by the following
vulnerabilities :

- Memory issues exist in the browser engine that could
allow for denial of service or arbitrary code execution.
(CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1719)

- The HTML5 Tree Builder does not properly maintain
states, which could result in a denial of service or
possible arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1720)

- Multiple use-after-free problems exist, which could
result in denial of service attacks or arbitrary code
execution. (CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1724,
CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736, CVE-2013-1738)

- The NativeKey widget does not properly terminate key
messages, possibly leading to a denial of service attack.
(CVE-2013-1723)

- Incorrect scope handling for JavaScript objects with
compartments could result in denial of service or
possibly arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1725)

- Local users can gain the same privileges as the Mozilla
Updater because the application does not ensure
exclusive access to the update file. An attacker could
exploit this by inserting a malicious file into the
update file. (CVE-2013-1726)

- Sensitive information can be obtained via unspecified
vectors because the IonMonkey JavaScript does not
properly initialize memory. (CVE-2013-1728)

- A JavaScript compartment mismatch could result in a
denial of service or arbitrary code execution. Versions
of Firefox 20 or greater are not susceptible to the
arbitrary code execution mentioned above.
(CVE-2013-1730)

- A buffer overflow is possible because of an issue with
multi-column layouts. (CVE-2013-1732)

- An object is not properly identified during use of
user-defined getter methods on DOM proxies. This could
result in access restrictions being bypassed.
(CVE-2013-1737)

- An input validation error exists related to email
messages containing HTML and iframes and the action of
replying to or forwarding such messages that could
allow cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2013-6674)

- An input validation error exists related to email
messages containing HTML and object or embed elements
that could allow cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2014-2018)

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-76.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-77.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-79.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-80.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-81.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-82.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-83.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-85.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-88.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-89.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-90.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-91.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-92.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-14.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Thunderbird 24.0 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