Mozilla Thunderbird < 1.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2703


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running a vulnerable version of Mozilla Thunderbird mail client. It is reported that this version of Mozilla or Mozilla Thunderbird is vulnerable to a flaw where embedded HTML tagging allows a remote attacker to spoof the 'Save as' dialog box and convince an unsuspecting user in download a malicious file. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a remote user to click on a malicious link. Successful exploitation would result in malicious code being downloaded onto the client machine.
Secondly, The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a heap overflow vulnerability when it processes GIF images. An attacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a malformed GIF image to a victim on the remote host and wait for him or her to open it.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2703

File Name: 2703.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2005/03/14

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1330

Nessus ID: 17605

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0597, CVE-2004-0599, CVE-2004-0718, CVE-2004-0722, CVE-2004-0757, CVE-2004-0758, CVE-2004-0759, CVE-2004-0760, CVE-2004-0761, CVE-2004-0762, CVE-2004-0763, CVE-2004-0764, CVE-2005-0989, CVE-2005-1153, CVE-2005-1154, CVE-2005-1155, CVE-2005-1156, CVE-2005-1157, CVE-2005-1159, CVE-2005-1160, CVE-2005-1476, CVE-2005-1477, CVE-2005-1531, CVE-2005-1532, CVE-2005-2701, CVE-2005-2702, CVE-2005-2703, CVE-2005-2704, CVE-2005-2705, CVE-2005-2706, CVE-2005-2707, CVE-2005-2968, CVE-2005-4809, CVE-2005-0401, CVE-2005-0399

BID: 12885, 15495, 12798, 12881

OSVDB: 14885, 14937, 15241, 59316, 7466, 7939