Debian DSA-1159-2 : mozilla-thunderbird - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 22701
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The latest security updates of Mozilla Thunderbird introduced a regression that led to a dysfunctional attachment panel which warrants a correction to fix this issue. For reference please find below the original advisory text :

Several security related problems have been discovered in Mozilla and derived products such as Mozilla Thunderbird. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities :

- CVE-2006-2779 Mozilla team members discovered several crashes during testing of the browser engine showing evidence of memory corruption which may also lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The last bit of this problem will be corrected with the next update. You can prevent any trouble by disabling JavaScript. [MFSA-2006-32]

- CVE-2006-3805 The JavaScript engine might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-50]

- CVE-2006-3806 Multiple integer overflows in the JavaScript engine might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-50]

- CVE-2006-3807 Specially crafted JavaScript allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. [MFSA-2006-51]

- CVE-2006-3808 Remote Proxy AutoConfig (PAC) servers could execute code with elevated privileges via a specially crafted PAC script. [MFSA-2006-52]

- CVE-2006-3809 Scripts with the UniversalBrowserRead privilege could gain UniversalXPConnect privileges and possibly execute code or obtain sensitive data. [MFSA-2006-53]

- CVE-2006-3810 A cross-site scripting vulnerability allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML.


Upgrade the mozilla-thunderbird package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.8b.2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22701

File Name: debian_DSA-1159.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/1/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2779, CVE-2006-3805, CVE-2006-3806, CVE-2006-3807, CVE-2006-3808, CVE-2006-3809, CVE-2006-3810

BID: 18228, 19181

CERT: 466673, 655892, 687396, 876420, 911004

DSA: 1159

CWE: 94