Mozilla Thunderbird < Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 39493


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 :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code provided JavaScript is enabled in mail. (MFSA 2009-14)

- When an Adobe Flash file is loaded via the 'view-source:' scheme, the Flash plugin misinterprets the origin of the content as localhost. An attacker can leverage this to launch cross-site request forgery attacks. It is also possible to exploit this to place cookie-like objects on victim's computers.
(MFSA 2009-17)

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities could potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
(MFSA 2009-24)

- It may be possible to tamper with SSL data via non-200 responses to proxy CONNECT requests. (MFSA 2009-27)

- If the owner document of an element becomes null after garbage collection, then it may be possible to execute the event listeners within the wrong JavaScript context.
An attacker can potentially exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary JavaScript with chrome privileges, provided JavaScript is enabled in mail. (MFSA 2009-29)

- It may be possible for scripts from page content to run with elevated privileges. Thunderbird installs are not affected by default, however if an add-on is installed that implements functionality similar to sidebar or BrowserFeedWriter, and also enables JavaScript then the install could be vulnerable.
(MFSA 2009-32)

- It may be possible to crash Thunderbird while viewing a 'multipart/alternative' mail message with a 'text/enhanced' part. (MFSA 2009-33)


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39493

File Name: mozilla_thunderbird_20022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/06/23

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: 2009/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1302, CVE-2009-1303, CVE-2009-1304, CVE-2009-1305, CVE-2009-1307, CVE-2009-1392, CVE-2009-1832, CVE-2009-1833, CVE-2009-1836, CVE-2009-1838, CVE-2009-1841, CVE-2009-2210

BID: 35370, 35371, 35372, 35373, 35380, 35383, 35461

OSVDB: 53958, 53960, 53961, 53962, 53963, 53964, 53965, 53966, 53967, 53969, 53970, 53971, 53972, 55138, 55139, 55140, 55141, 55142, 55143, 55144, 55145, 55146, 55147, 55148, 55152, 55153, 55154, 55155, 55157, 55159, 55160, 55532, 55138, 55152

Secunia: 35440

CWE: 16, 20, 94, 287, 399