Mozilla Thunderbird < 17.0.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6979
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Synopsis

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

Description

Versions of Mozilla Firefox prior to version 17.0.8 are prone to the following vulnerabilities :

- Multiple memory-corruption vulnerabilities exist in the browser engine that could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1702)
- Multiple stack-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities occur in both the Maintenance Service and the Mozilla Updater when unexpectedly long paths were encountered. (CVE-2013-1706, CVE-2013-1707)
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability affects the application. An attacker can exploit this issue through an interaction of frames and browser history. (CVE-2013-1709)
- A remote code execution and cross-site scripting vulnerability occurs when generating a Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF) request. (CVE-2013-1710)
- A privilege-escalation vulnerability occurs due to an error when using Mozilla Updater. An attacker can exploit this issue to load a specific malicious DLL file from the local system using the Mozilla Updater, and can able to execute the DLL in a privileged context through the Mozilla Maintenance Service's privileges. (CVE-2013-1712)
- A same-origin security-bypass vulnerability exists because wrong principal is used for validating URI for some Javascript components. (CVE-2013-1713)
- A same-origin security-bypass vulnerability occurs due to an error with web workers and XMLHttpRequest. (CVE-2013-1714)
- An information-disclosure vulnerability occurs due to an unspecified error with Java applets. This issue leads to disclose contents of local file system when loaded using the a 'file:/// URI'. (CVE-2013-1717)

Solution

Upgrade to Thunderbird 17.0.8 or later.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-63.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-66.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-68.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-69.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-71.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-72.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-73.html

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-75.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6979

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 8/8/2013

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 5558

Nessus ID: 69234, 69269

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 8/6/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2012

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox 5.0 - 15.0.1 __exposedProps__ XCS Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1701, CVE-2013-1709, CVE-2013-1710, CVE-2013-1713, CVE-2013-1714, CVE-2013-1717, CVE-2013-1702, CVE-2013-1707, CVE-2013-1706, CVE-2013-1712

BID: 61867, 61869, 61873, 61874, 61875, 61876, 61878, 61882, 61896, 61900