GLSA-200701-03 : Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 23992


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-03 (Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Georgi Guninski and David Bienvenu discovered buffer overflows in the processing of long 'Content-Type:' and long non-ASCII MIME headers.
Additionally, Frederik Reiss discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the conversion of a CSS cursor. Different vulnerabilities involving memory corruption in the browser engine were also fixed. Mozilla Thunderbird also contains less severe vulnerabilities involving JavaScript and Java.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted email that will trigger one of these vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code. An attacker could also perform cross-site scripting attacks, leading to the exposure of sensitive information, like user credentials. Note that the execution of JavaScript or Java applets is disabled by default and enabling it is strongly discouraged.
Workaround :

There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23992

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/01/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6500, CVE-2006-6501, CVE-2006-6502, CVE-2006-6503, CVE-2006-6505

BID: 21668

OSVDB: 31339, 31340, 31341, 31342, 31343, 31344, 31345, 31346, 31347, 31348

GLSA: 200701-03