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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Mozilla Thunderbird < 1.0.2

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Mozilla Thunderbird

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using Mozilla Thunderbird, an email client.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a heap overflow
vulnerability when it processes GIF images.

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary flaw on the remote
host. To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a malformed
GIF image to a victim on the remote host and wait for him to open it.

Solution : Upgrade to Mozilla ThunderBird 1.0.2
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 12881

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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