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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Several problems have been discovered in Mozilla Thunderbird, the
standalone mail client of the Mozilla suite. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
Remote attackers could read portions of heap memory into a
at the wrong memory address, which may permit attackers to cause a
denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute
Remote attackers could override certain properties or methods of
DOM nodes and gain rights.
Remote attackers could override certain properties or methods due
and gain rights.
Missing input sanitising of InstallVersion.compareTo() can cause
the application to crash.
Remote attackers could steal sensitive information such as cookies
and passwords from web sites by accessing data in alien frames.
Remote attackers could modify certain tag properties of DOM nodes
that could lead to the execution of arbitrary script or code.
The Mozilla browser family does not properly clone base objects,
which permits remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by these problems
since it does not contain Mozilla Thunderbird packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your Mozilla Thunderbird package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-781
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID: 14242, 14242
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi
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