Thunderbird < 24.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71345


The remote Mac OS X host contains a mail client that is potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The installed version of Thunderbird is earlier than 24.2 and is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Memory issues exist in the browser engine that could result in a denial of service or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5610)

- Two use-after-free vulnerabilities exist in the functions for synthetic mouse movement handling.

- An issue exists in which 'GetElementIC' typed array stubs can be generated outside observed typesets. This could lead to unpredictable behavior with a potential security impact. (CVE-2013-5615)

- A use-after-free vulnerability exists when interacting with event listeners from the mListeners array. This could result in a denial of service or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-5616)

- A use-after-free vulnerability exists in the table editing user interface of the editor during garbage collection. This could result in a denial of service or arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-5618)

- Issues exist with the JPEG format image processing with Start Of Scan (SOS) and Define Huffman Table (DHT) markers in the 'libjpeg' library. This could allow attackers to read arbitrary memory content as well as cross-domain image theft. (CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630)

- A memory issue exists when inserting an ordered list into a document through a script that could result in a denial of service or arbitrary code execution.

- Trust settings for built-in root certificates are ignored during extended validation (EV) certificate validation. This removes the ability of users to explicitly untrust root certificates from specific certificate authorities. (CVE-2013-6673)

- An intermediate certificate that is used by a man-in- the-middle (MITM) traffic management device exists in Mozilla's root certificate authorities. Reportedly, this certificate has been misused.


Upgrade to Thunderbird 24.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71345

File Name: macosx_thunderbird_24_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2013/12/11

Modified: 2017/12/28

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: 2013/12/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/12/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5609, CVE-2013-5610, CVE-2013-5613, CVE-2013-5615, CVE-2013-5616, CVE-2013-5618, CVE-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630, CVE-2013-6671, CVE-2013-6673

BID: 63676, 63679, 64203, 64204, 64206, 64209, 64211, 64212, 64213, 64216

OSVDB: 99710, 99711, 100806, 100807, 100808, 100812, 100813, 100815, 100816, 100818