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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-17
(Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities)
The following vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla
"moz_bug_r_a4" and "shutdown" discovered
that Thunderbird was improperly cloning base objects (MFSA
"moz_bug_r_a4" also reported that Thunderbird was
overly trusting contents, permiting privilege escalation via property
overrides (MFSA 2005-41, 2005-44), that it failed to validate XHTML DOM
nodes properly (MFSA 2005-55), and that XBL scripts ran even when
"shutdown" discovered a
possibly exploitable crash in InstallVersion.compareTo (MFSA
Andreas Sandblad from Secunia reported that a child
frame can call top.focus() even if the framing page comes from a
different origin and has overridden the focus() routine (MFSA
Georgi Guninski reported missing Install object
instance checks in the native implementations of XPInstall-related
Finally, Vladimir V.
expression string replacement when using an anonymous function as the
replacement argument (CVE-2005-0989 and MFSA 2005-33).
A remote attacker could craft malicious email messages that would
leverage these issues to inject and execute arbitrary script code with
elevated rights or help in stealing information.
There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.
All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.5"
All Mozilla Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-1.0.5"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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