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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-200612-06
(Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities)
It has been identified that Mozilla Thunderbird improperly handles
Script objects while they are being executed, permiting them to be
Thunderbird by default. Mozilla Thunderbird has also been found to be
vulnerable to various potential buffer overflows. Lastly, the binary
release of Mozilla Thunderbird is vulnerable to a low exponent RSA
signature forgery issue because it is bundled with a vulnerable version
A possible hacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted email that
causes a buffer overflow and again executes arbitrary code or causes a
Denial of Service. A possible hacker could also entice a user to view an
code with the rights of the user running Mozilla Thunderbird. It is
Thunderbird, and enabling it is strongly discouraged. It is also
possible for a possible hacker to create SSL/TLS or email certificates that
would not be detected as invalid by the binary release of Mozilla
Thunderbird, raising the possibility for Man-in-the-Middle attacks.
There is no known workaround at this time.
Users upgrading to the following releases of Mozilla Thunderbird should
note that this version of Mozilla Thunderbird has been found to not
display certain messages in some cases.
All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-126.96.36.199"
All Mozilla Thunderbird binary release users should upgrade to the
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-188.8.131.52"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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