Mozilla Thunderbird < 31.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79663


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


The version of Thunderbird installed on the remote Mac OS X host is a version prior to 31.3. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) due to a flaw in 'quickder.c' that is triggered when handling PKCS#1 signatures during the decoding of ASN.1 DER.

- Multiple memory safety flaws exist within the browser engine. Exploiting these, an attacker can cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1588)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper parsing of a JavaScript object to the XMLHttpRequest API which can result in a crash.

- A use-after-free error exists due the creation of a second XML root element when parsing HTML written to a document created with '' function which can result in arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2014-1592)

- A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the 'mozilla::FileBlockCache::Read' function when parsing media which can result in arbitrary code execution.

- A casting error exists when casting from the 'BasicThebesLayer' layer to the 'BasicContainerLayer' layer which can result in arbitrary code execution.

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to the CoreGraphic framework creating log files containing sensitive information in the '/tmp' directory.


Upgrade to Thunderbird 31.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79663

File Name: macosx_thunderbird_31_3.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/12/02

Modified: 2016/05/17

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: 2014/12/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1569, CVE-2014-1587, CVE-2014-1588, CVE-2014-1590, CVE-2014-1592, CVE-2014-1593, CVE-2014-1594, CVE-2014-1595

BID: 71391, 71392, 71394, 71395, 71396, 71397, 71398, 71675

OSVDB: 115195, 115196, 115198, 115200, 115201, 115202, 115397