Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mozilla-thunderbird (MDVSA-2010:051)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 44954


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in mozilla-thunderbird :

Security researcher Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported that the HTML parser incorrectly freed used memory when insufficient space was available to process remaining input. Under such circumstances, memory occupied by in-use objects was freed and could later be filled with attacker-controlled text. These conditions could result in the execution or arbitrary code if methods on the freed objects were subsequently called (CVE-2009-1571).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44954

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-051.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/03/02

Modified: 2014/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nsinstall, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1571

BID: 38287

MDVSA: 2010:051

CWE: 94