Mozilla Thunderbird < 1.0.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (deprecated)

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2703
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Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.0.2 or higher.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2005/mfsa2005-17.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2005/mfsa2005-18.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2005/mfsa2005-21.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2005/mfsa2005-25.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2005/mfsa2005-30.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 2703

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 3/14/2005

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 1330

Nessus ID: 17605

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3: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-2005-0401, CVE-2005-0399, 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

BID: 15495, 12885, 12798, 12881