Mozilla Thunderbird < 31.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8745


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


Versions of Mozilla Thunderbird prior to 31.6 are prone to the following vulnerabilities :

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists which relates to anchor navigation. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass same-origin policy protections, allowing a possible execution of arbitrary scripts in a privileged context. (CVE-2015-0801)
- A cross-site request forgery (XSRF) vulnerability exists in the 'sendBeacon()' function due to cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) requests following 30x redirections. (CVE-2015-0807)
- A use-after-free vulnerability affects the 'AppendElements()' function when the Fluendo MP3 plugin for GStreamer is used. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via a specially crafted MP3 file. (CVE-2015-0813)
- Multiple memory safety issues exist within the browser engine. A remote attacker can exploit these to corrupt memory and possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0814, CVE-2015-0815)
- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists related to documents loaded through a 'resource:' URL. An attacker can exploit this to load pages and execute JavaScript with elevated privileges. (CVE-2015-0816)


Upgrade to Thunderbird 31.6, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8745

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 4/29/2015

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 82504, 82501

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7

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:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/31/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/31/2015

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Firefox PDF.js Privileged Javascript Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0801, CVE-2015-0807, CVE-2015-0813, CVE-2015-0815, CVE-2015-0816, CVE-2015-0814

BID: 73455, 73457, 73461, 73463, 73464, 73466

IAVA: 2015-A-0069