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[GLSA-200507-17] Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
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
Thunderbird:
"moz_bug_r_a4" and "shutdown" discovered
that Thunderbird was improperly cloning base objects (MFSA
2005-56).
"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
Javascript is disabled (MFSA 2005-46).
"shutdown" discovered a
possibly exploitable crash in InstallVersion.compareTo (MFSA
2005-50).
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
2005-52).
Georgi Guninski reported missing Install object
instance checks in the native implementations of XPInstall-related
JavaScript objects (MFSA 2005-40).
Finally, Vladimir V.
Perepelitsa discovered a memory disclosure bug in JavaScript's regular
expression string replacement when using an anonymous function as the
replacement argument (CVE-2005-0989 and MFSA 2005-33).

Impact

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.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds for all the issues at this time.

References:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#Thunderbird
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0989


Solution:
All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.5"
All Mozilla Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the
latest version:
# 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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