Mozilla Thunderbird 10.x < 10.0.11 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 62999
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Synopsis

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

Description

The installed version of Thunderbird 10.x is potentially affected by the following security issues :
- Several memory safety bugs exist in the browser engine used in Mozilla-based products that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-5843)

- An error exists in the method 'image::RasterImage::DrawFrameTo' related to GIF images that could allow a heap-based buffer overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-4202)

- Errors exist related to 'evalInSandbox', 'HZ-GB-2312' charset, frames and the 'location' object, and 'cross-origin wrappers' that could allow cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. (CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4209, CVE-2012-5841)

- Various use-after-free, out-of-bounds read and buffer overflow errors exist that could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840)

Please note the 10.x ESR branch will be unsupported as of 02/13/2013.
Only the 17.x ESR branch will receive security updates after that date.

Solution

Upgrade to Thunderbird 10.0.11 ESR or later.

See Also

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-91/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-92/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-93/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-100/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-101/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-103/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-105/

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2012-106/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62999

File Name: mozilla_thunderbird_10011.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/21/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Dependencies: mozilla_org_installed.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-5843

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Mozilla/Thunderbird/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/20/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4201, CVE-2012-4202, CVE-2012-4207, CVE-2012-4209, CVE-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5830, CVE-2012-5833, CVE-2012-5835, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840, CVE-2012-5841, CVE-2012-5843

BID: 56612, 56614, 56618, 56628, 56629, 56633, 56636, 56642, 56643, 56637, 56635, 56631, 56632, 56634, 56641

CWE: 20, 79, 74, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990