This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
Updated Mozilla Thunderbird packages fix various vulnerabilities :
The run-mozilla.sh script, with debugging enabled, would allow local
users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on
temporary files (CVE-2005-2353).
A bug in the way Thunderbird processes XBM images could be used to
execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted XBM image file
A bug in the way Thunderbird handles certain Unicode sequences could
be used to execute arbitrary code via viewing a specially crafted
Unicode sequence (CVE-2005-2702).
A bug in the way Thunderbird makes XMLHttp requests could be abused by
a malicious web page to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the
victim's machine; however, the default behaviour of the browser is to
disallow this (CVE-2005-2703).
A bug in the way Thunderbird implemented its XBL interface could be
abused by a malicious web page to create an XBL binding in such a way
manipulated in certain conditions to allow a malicious web page to
execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-2705).
A bug in the way Thunderbird displays about: pages could be used to
A bug in the way Thunderbird opens new windows could be used by a
malicious web page to construct a new window without any user
interface elements (such as address bar and status bar) that could be
used to potentially mislead the user (CVE-2005-2707).
A bug in the way Thunderbird proceesed URLs on the command line could
be used to execute arbitary commands as the user running Thunderbird;
this could be abused by clicking on a supplied link, such as from an
instant messaging client (CVE-2005-2968).
Tom Ferris reported that Thunderbird would crash when processing a
domain name consisting solely of soft-hyphen characters due to a heap
overflow when IDN processing results in an empty string after removing
non-wrapping chracters, such as soft-hyphens. This could be exploited
to run or or install malware on the user's computer (CVE-2005-2871).
The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20428 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-174.nasl)
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