Mozilla Thunderbird < 17.0.4 nsHTMLEditor Use-After-Free

High Nessus Plugin ID 65191


The remote Windows host contains a mail client that is potentially affected by use-after-free vulnerability.


The installed version of Thunderbird is earlier than 17.0.4 and thus, is potentially affected by a use-after-free vulnerability.

An error exists in the HTML editor (nsHTMLEditor) related to content script and the calling of the function 'document.execCommand' while internal editor operations are running. The previously freed memory can be dereferenced and could lead to arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade to Thunderbird 17.0.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65191

File Name: mozilla_thunderbird_1704.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/03/11

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: 2013/03/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0787

BID: 58391

OSVDB: 90928