Mozilla Thunderbird < Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 33563


The remote Windows host contains a mail client that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Thunderbird is affected by various security issues :

- Several stability bugs exist leading to crashes which, in some cases, show traces of memory corruption (MFSA 2008-21).

- By taking advantage of the privilege level stored in the pre-compiled 'fastload' file, an attacker may be able to run arbitrary JavaScript code with chrome privileges (MFSA 2008-24).

- Arbitrary code execution is possible in 'mozIJSSubScriptLoader.loadSubScript()' (MFSA 2008-25).

- Several function calls in the MIME handling code use unsafe versions of string routines (MFSA 2008-26).

- An improperly encoded '.properties' file in an add-on can result in uninitialized memory being used, which could lead to data formerly used by other programs being exposed to the add-on code (MFSA 2008-29).

- A weakness in the trust model regarding alt names on peer-trusted certs could lead to spoofing secure connections to any other site (MFSA 2008-31).

- A crash in Mozilla's block reflow code could be used by an attacker to crash the browser and run arbitrary code on the victim's computer (MFSA 2008-33).

- By creating a very large number of references to a common CSS object, an attacker can overflow the CSS reference counter, causing a crash when the browser attempts to free the CSS object while still in use and allowing for arbitrary code execution (MFSA 2008-34).


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33563

File Name: mozilla_thunderbird_20016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/07/24

Modified: 2017/06/09

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Thunderbird/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/01

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2798, CVE-2008-2799, CVE-2008-2802, CVE-2008-2803, CVE-2008-2807, CVE-2008-2809, CVE-2008-2811, CVE-2008-2785

BID: 29802, 30038

OSVDB: 46421, 46673, 46674, 46675, 46677, 46679, 46682, 46683

Secunia: 30915

CWE: 20, 189, 200, 264, 399