Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 < 3.1.6 Buffer Overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains a mail client that is affected by
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of Thunderbird 3.1 is earlier than 3.1.6. Such
versions are potentially affected by a heap-based buffer overflow

The combination of DOM insertions and the handling of the JavaScript
function 'document.write()' exposes an error that can lead to a
heap-based buffer overflow.

Note that reading email does not expose this vulnerability, however
the vulnerability can be triggered when viewing RSS feeds while
JavaScript or third-party plugins providing browser-like functionality
are enabled.

Also, note that there have been reports that this issue is being
actively exploited in the wild.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1.6 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 50385 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44425

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3765

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