Mozilla Thunderbird < Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 34819


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


The installed version of Thunderbird is earlier than Such versions are potentially affected by the following security issues :

- The canvas element can be used in conjunction with an HTTP redirect to bypass same-origin restrictions and gain access to the content in arbitrary images from other domains. (MFSA 2008-48)

- By tampering with the window.__proto__.__proto__ object, one can cause the browser to place a lock on a non- native object, leading to a crash and possible code execution. (MFSA 2008-50)

- There are several stability bugs in the browser engine that could lead to crashes with evidence of memory corruption. (MFSA 2008-52)

- Crashes and remote code execution in nsFrameManager are possible by modifying certain properties of a file input element before it has finished initializing.
(MFSA 2008-55)

- The same-origin check in 'nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners()' can be bypassed. (MFSA 2008-56)

- There is an error in the method used to parse the default namespace in an E4X document caused by quote characters in the namespace not being properly escaped.
(MFSA 2008-58)

- Scripts in a malicous mail message can access the .document URI and .textContext DOM properties.
(MFSA 2008-59)


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34819

File Name: mozilla_thunderbird_20018.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/11/20

Modified: 2017/06/09

Dependencies: 20862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2008/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5012, CVE-2008-5014, CVE-2008-5016, CVE-2008-5017, CVE-2008-5018, CVE-2008-5021, CVE-2008-5022, CVE-2008-5024, CVE-2008-5052, CVE-2008-6961

BID: 32281, 32351, 32363

OSVDB: 49995, 50139, 50141, 50176, 50177, 50179, 50181, 50210, 50285, 57003

Secunia: 32715

CWE: 20, 94, 189, 200, 287, 399