GLSA-200503-32 : Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 17632


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-32 (Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The following vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla Thunderbird:
Mark Dowd from ISS X-Force reported an exploitable heap overrun in the GIF processing of obsolete Netscape extension 2 (CAN-2005-0399) Daniel de Wildt and Gael Delalleau discovered a memory overwrite in a string library (CAN-2005-0255) Wind Li discovered a possible heap overflow in UTF8 to Unicode conversion (CAN-2005-0592) Phil Ringnalda reported a possible way to spoof Install source with user:[email protected] (CAN-2005-0590) Impact :

The GIF heap overflow could be triggered by a malicious GIF image that would end up executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Thunderbird. The other overflow issues, while not thought to be exploitable, would have the same impact. Furthermore, by setting up malicious websites and convincing users to follow untrusted links, attackers may leverage the spoofing issue to trick user into installing malicious extensions.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.2' All Mozilla Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-1.0.2'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17632

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-32.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/25

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mozilla-thunderbird-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/04/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0255, CVE-2005-0399, CVE-2005-0590, CVE-2005-0592

OSVDB: 14185, 14188, 14195, 14937

GLSA: 200503-32