Debian DSA-1227-1 : mozilla-thunderbird - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 23768


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


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-2006-4310 Tomas Kempinsky discovered that malformed FTP server responses could lead to denial of service.

- CVE-2006-5462 Ulrich Kuhn discovered that the correction for a cryptographic flaw in the handling of PKCS-1 certificates was incomplete, which allows the forgery of certificates.

- CVE-2006-5463 'shutdown' discovered that modification of JavaScript objects during execution could lead to the execution of arbitrary JavaScript bytecode.

- CVE-2006-5464 Jesse Ruderman and Martijn Wargers discovered several crashes in the layout engine, which might also allow execution of arbitrary code.

- CVE-2006-5748 Igor Bukanov and Jesse Ruderman discovered several crashes in the JavaScript engine, which might allow execution of arbitrary code.

This update also addresses several crashes, which could be triggered by malicious websites and fixes a regression introduced in the previous Mozilla update.


Upgrade the mozilla-thunderbird package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.4-2sarge13.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23768

File Name: debian_DSA-1227.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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: 12/4/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/22/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4310, CVE-2006-5462, CVE-2006-5463, CVE-2006-5464, CVE-2006-5748

BID: 19678, 20957

CWE: 20

CERT: 335392, 390480, 495288, 714496

DSA: 1227