Mozilla Thunderbird < 2.0.0.22 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains a mail client that is affected by
multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The installed version of Thunderbird is earlier than 2.0.0.22. Such
versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could
potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code
provided JavaScript is enabled in mail.
(MFSA 2009-14)

- When an Adobe Flash file is loaded via the
'view-source:' scheme, the Flash plugin misinterprets
the origin of the content as localhost. An attacker can
leverage this to launch cross-site request forgery
attacks. It is also possible to exploit this to place
cookie-like objects on victim's computers.
(MFSA 2009-17)

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could
potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
(MFSA 2009-24)

- It may be possible to tamper with SSL data via non-200
responses to proxy CONNECT requests. (MFSA 2009-27)

- If the owner document of an element becomes null after
garbage collection, then it may be possible to execute
the event listeners within the wrong JavaScript context.
An attacker can potentially exploit this vulnerability
to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges,
provided JavaScript is enabled in mail. (MFSA 2009-29)

- It may be possible for scripts from page content to
run with elevated privileges. Thunderbird installs are
not affected by default, however if an add-on is
installed that implements functionality similar to
sidebar or BrowserFeedWriter, and also enables
JavaScript then the install could be vulnerable.
(MFSA 2009-32)

- It may be possible to crash Thunderbird while viewing a
'multipart/alternative' mail message with a
'text/enhanced' part. (MFSA 2009-33)

See also :

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-14/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-17/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-24/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-27/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-29/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-32/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2009-33/

Solution :

Upgrade to Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.22 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 : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

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