Debian DSA-781-1 : mozilla-thunderbird - several vulnerabilities

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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several problems have been discovered in Mozilla Thunderbird, the standalone mail client of the Mozilla suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CAN-2005-0989 Remote attackers could read portions of heap memory into a JavaScript string via the lambda replace method.

- CAN-2005-1159

The JavaScript interpreter could be tricked to continue execution at the wrong memory address, which may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code.

- CAN-2005-1160

Remote attackers could override certain properties or methods of DOM nodes and gain privileges.

- CAN-2005-1532

Remote attackers could override certain properties or methods due to missing proper limitation of JavaScript eval and Script objects and gain privileges.

- CAN-2005-2261

XML scripts ran even when JavaScript disabled.

- CAN-2005-2265

Missing input sanitising of InstallVersion.compareTo() can cause the application to crash.

- CAN-2005-2266

Remote attackers could steal sensitive information such as cookies and passwords from websites by accessing data in alien frames.

- CAN-2005-2269

Remote attackers could modify certain tag properties of DOM nodes that could lead to the execution of arbitrary script or code.

- CAN-2005-2270

The Mozilla browser family does not properly clone base objects, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the Mozilla Thunderbird package.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by these problems since it does not contain Mozilla Thunderbird packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19478

File Name: debian_DSA-781.nasl

Version: 1.34

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/23/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mozilla-thunderbird, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/23/2005

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mozilla Suite/Firefox compareTo() Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0989, CVE-2005-1159, CVE-2005-1160, CVE-2005-1532, CVE-2005-2261, CVE-2005-2265, CVE-2005-2266, CVE-2005-2269, CVE-2005-2270

BID: 14242

DSA: 781