Thunderbird ESR < 17.0.11 Null_Cipher Code Execution (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71042


The remote Mac OS X host contains a mail client that is potentially affected by a code execution vulnerability.


The installed version of Thunderbird ESR is prior to 17.0.11 and is, therefore, potentially affected by a code execution vulnerability related to the function 'Null_Cipher' in the file 'ssl/ssl3con.c' and handling handshake packets.


Upgrade to Thunderbird ESR 17.0.11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71042

File Name: macosx_thunderbird_17_0_11_esr.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2013/11/22

Modified: 2017/06/06

Dependencies: 56557

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Thunderbird/Installed

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5605

BID: 63737

OSVDB: 99746