openSUSE Security Update : MozillaThunderbird (MozillaThunderbird-5050)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 75966


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Mozilla Thunderbird was updated to 3.1.12 fixing various bugs and security issues :

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2011-32 (MFSA 2011-32)

Many of the issues listed below are not exploitable through mail since JavaScript is disabled by default in Thunderbird. These particular issues may be triggered while viewing RSS feeds and displaying full remote content rather than the feed summary. Addons that expose browser functionality may also enable such issues to be exploited.

dbg114-MozillaThunderbird-5050 MozillaThunderbird-5050 new_updateinfo Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:

Mozilla developers and community members identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Thunderbird 3.1 and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.

Gary Kwong, Igor Bukanov, Nils and Bob Clary reported memory safety issues which affected Thunderbird 3.1. (CVE-2011-2982)

dbg114-MozillaThunderbird-5050 MozillaThunderbird-5050 new_updateinfo Crash in SVGTextElement.getCharNumAtPosition()

Security researcher regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that a SVG text manipulation routine contained a dangling pointer vulnerability. (CVE-2011-0084)

dbg114-MozillaThunderbird-5050 MozillaThunderbird-5050 new_updateinfo Privilege escalation using event handlers

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a_4 reported a vulnerability in event management code that would permit JavaScript to be run in the wrong context, including that of a different website or potentially in a chrome-privileged context. (CVE-2011-2981)

dbg114-MozillaThunderbird-5050 MozillaThunderbird-5050 new_updateinfo Dangling pointer vulnerability in appendChild

Security researcher regenrecht reported via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative that appendChild did not correctly account for DOM objects it operated upon and could be exploited to dereference an invalid pointer. (CVE-2011-2378)

dbg114-MozillaThunderbird-5050 MozillaThunderbird-5050 new_updateinfo Privilege escalation dropping a tab element in content area

Mozilla security researcher moz_bug_r_a4 reported that web content could receive chrome privileges if it registered for drop events and a browser tab element was dropped into the content area. (CVE-2011-2984)

dbg114-MozillaThunderbird-5050 MozillaThunderbird-5050 new_updateinfo Binary planting vulnerability in ThinkPadSensor::Startup

Security researcher Mitja Kolsek of Acros Security reported that ThinkPadSensor::Startup could potentially be exploited to load a malicious DLL into the running process. (CVE-2011-2980)

dbg114-MozillaThunderbird-5050 MozillaThunderbird-5050 new_updateinfo Private data leakage using RegExp.input

Security researcher shutdown reported that data from other domains could be read when RegExp.input was set. (CVE-2011-2983)


Update the affected MozillaThunderbird packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 75966

File Name: suse_11_4_MozillaThunderbird-110826.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-buildsymbols, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-translations-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:MozillaThunderbird-translations-other, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:enigmail, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:enigmail-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/26

Exploitable With

ExploitHub (EH-11-772)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0084, CVE-2011-2378, CVE-2011-2980, CVE-2011-2981, CVE-2011-2982, CVE-2011-2983, CVE-2011-2984