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Mozilla Thunderbird < 1.5

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for Mozilla Thunderbird < 1.5

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote version of Mozilla Thunderbird is affected by an attachment
spoofing vulnerability.

Description :

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

The remote version of this software does not display attachments
correctly in emails. Using an overly-long filename and
specially-crafted Content-Type headers, a possible hacker may be able to
leverage this issue to spoof the file extension and associated file
type icon and thereby trick a user into executing an arbitrary
program.

See also :

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2005-22/advisory/
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=300246

Solution :

Upgrade to Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 16271

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

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