Mozilla Thunderbird < 17.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801250


The remote host has a mail client installed that is vulnerable to multiple vulnerabilities.


Versions of Thunderbird less than 17.0.5 are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- Remote memory-corruption vulnerabilities in the browser engine that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Successful exploits may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition. (CVE-2013-0788, CVE-2013-0789, CVE-2013-0790)

- A local privilege-escalation vulnerability exists due to a buffer-overflow in Mozilla Maintenance Service. An attacker requires local file system access to exploit this issue. Exploiting this issue allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. (CVE-2013-0799)

- The applications are prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability due to an an out-of-bounds write condition in the Cairo graphics library. (CVE-2013-0800)

- A local privilege-escalation vulnerability exists due to an error when using Mozilla Updater. Specifically, the issue occurs when the malicious 'DLL' file is placed in a specific location on the local system before the Mozilla Updater is run. (CVE-2013-0797)

- A remote memory-corruption vulnerability exists in WebGL rendering. Specifically, the issue occurs because the applications attempts to free memory that has not previously been allocated. The vulnerability only affects Linux users who have Intel Mesa graphics drivers. (CVE-2013-0796)

- A security-bypass vulnerability due to an error when cloning a node through the 'cloneNode()' method. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass System Only Wrappers (SOW) and the same origin policy. (CVE-2013-0795)

- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists because of an error related to a 'baseURI' of a page in the history. An attacker can exploit this issue to spoof the URL displayed in the address bar while displaying a different page and execute script code. (CVE-2013-0793)


Upgrade to Thunderbird 17.0.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801250

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 4/4/2013

Nessus ID: 65806

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/2/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0788, CVE-2013-0789, CVE-2013-0790, CVE-2013-0793, CVE-2013-0795, CVE-2013-0796, CVE-2013-0797, CVE-2013-0799, CVE-2013-0800

BID: 58819, 58821, 58823, 58824, 58825, 58826, 58827, 58831, 58836, 58837