GLSA-200701-03 : Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-03
(Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Georgi Guninski and David Bienvenu discovered buffer overflows in the
processing of long 'Content-Type:' and long non-ASCII MIME headers.
Additionally, Frederik Reiss discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in
the conversion of a CSS cursor. Different vulnerabilities involving
memory corruption in the browser engine were also fixed. Mozilla
Thunderbird also contains less severe vulnerabilities involving
JavaScript and Java.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted email that
will trigger one of these vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the
execution of arbitrary code. An attacker could also perform cross-site
scripting attacks, leading to the exposure of sensitive information,
like user credentials. Note that the execution of JavaScript or Java
applets is disabled by default and enabling it is strongly discouraged.

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-'
All Mozilla Thunderbird binary release users should upgrade to the
latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23992 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 21668

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6497

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