Mozilla Thunderbird < 17.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6736


The remote host has an email client installed that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


Versions of Mozilla Thunderbird prior to 17.0.5 are affected by the following security issues :

- Remote memory-corruption vulnerabilities in the browser engine that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Successful exploits may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition. (CVE-2013-0788, CVE-2013-0789, CVE-2013-0790)
- A local privilege-escalation vulnerability exists due to a buffer-overflow in Mozilla Maintenance Service. An attacker requires local file system access to exploit this issue. Exploiting this issue allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. (CVE-2013-0799)
- The applications are prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability due to an an out-of-bounds write condition in the Cairo graphics library. (CVE-2013-0800)
- A local privilege-escalation vulnerability exists due to an error when using Mozilla Updater. Specifically, the issue occurs when the malicious 'DLL' file is placed in a specific location on the local system before the Mozilla Updater is run. (CVE-2013-0797)
- A remote memory-corruption vulnerability exists in WebGL rendering. Specifically, the issue occurs because the applications attempts to free memory that has not previously been allocated. The vulnerability only affects Linux users who have Intel Mesa graphics drivers. (CVE-2013-0796)
- A security-bypass vulnerability due to an error when cloning a node through the 'cloneNode()' method. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass System Only Wrappers (SOW) and the same origin policy. (CVE-2013-0795)
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists because of an error related to a 'baseURI' of a page in the history. An attacker can exploit this issue to spoof the URL displayed in the address bar while displaying a different page and execute script code. (CVE-2013-0793)


Upgrade to Thunderbird 17.0.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 6736

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2013/04/04

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 5558

Nessus ID: 65806

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0788, CVE-2013-0789, CVE-2013-0790, CVE-2013-0799, CVE-2013-0800, CVE-2013-0793, CVE-2013-0795, CVE-2013-0796, CVE-2013-0797

BID: 58819, 58821, 58823, 58824, 58825, 58826, 58827, 58831, 58836, 58837