Mozilla Thunderbird < 24.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8173


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


Versions of Mozilla Thunderbird prior to 24.4 are prone to the following vulnerabilities :

- Out-of-bounds read/write access through ArrayBuffer objects, as well as out-of-bounds write access through TypedArrayObject, which enable remote code execution (CVE-2014-1513, CVE-2014-1514)
- Use-after-free error in TypeObject due to possible memory corruption during Garbage Collection in the JS engine, which can be exploited for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-1512)
- Privilege escalation using Web-IDL to call JS function '', as well as a bug allowing bypass of the popup-blocker without user interaction, could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code with full privileges of the browser (CVE-2014-1510, CVE-2014-1511)
- Out-of-bounds read during polygon rendering in MathML can be leveraged for information disclosure of protected memory address, especially when combined with timing attacks via SVG filters and displacement input to 'feDisplacementMap' (CVE-2014-1505, CVE-2014-1508)
- Out-of-bounds read access during WAV file decoding could allow web countent to access heap data or cause a crash (CVE-2014-1497)
- Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (CVE-2014-1493, CVE-2014-1494)


Upgrade to Thunderbird 24.4, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8173

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2014/03/26

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 5558

Nessus ID: 73090

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/18

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Mozilla Firefox Bootstrapped Addon Social Engineering Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1493, CVE-2014-1494, CVE-2014-1497, CVE-2014-1505, CVE-2014-1508, CVE-2014-1510, CVE-2014-1511, CVE-2014-1512, CVE-2014-1513, CVE-2014-1514

BID: 66426, 66412, 66416, 66418, 66423, 66425