Mozilla Thunderbird < 17.0.8 XSS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8273


The remote host has a mail client installed that is vulnerable to multiple Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.


Versions of Mozilla Thunderbird prior to 17.0.8 are affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists because the program does not validate URLs in IFRAME elements before returning it to users. (OSVDB 102566)
- A flaw exists because the program does not validate input when handling a specially crafted EMBED or OBJECT element. (OSVDB 103429)

These vulnerabilities may allow a context-dependent attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.


Upgrade to Thunderbird 17.0.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8273

File Name: 8273.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2014/05/27

Modified: 2016/03/17

Dependencies: 5558

Nessus ID: 69272

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:thunderbird

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2018

BID: 65620

OSVDB: 103429, 102566