Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mozilla-thunderbird (MDKSA-2006:021)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20810


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


GUI display truncation vulnerability in Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2, 1.0.6, and 1.0.7 allows user-complicit attackers to execute arbitrary code via an attachment with a filename containing a large number of spaces ending with a dangerous extension that is not displayed by Thunderbird, along with an inconsistent Content-Type header, which could be used to trick a user into downloading dangerous content by dragging or saving the attachment.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected mozilla-thunderbird, mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail and / or mozilla-thunderbird-enigmime packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20810

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-021.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/26

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird-enigmime, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0236

MDKSA: 2006:021