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MDKSA-2005:174: mozilla-thunderbird Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mozilla-thunderbird package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:174 (mozilla-thunderbird).
Updated Mozilla Thunderbird packages fix various vulnerabilities:
The run-mozilla.sh script, with debugging enabled, would allow local users to
create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files
A bug in the way Thunderbird processes XBM images could be used to execute
arbitrary code via a specially crafted XBM image file (CVE-2005-2701).
A bug in the way Thunderbird handles certain Unicode sequences could be used to
execute arbitrary code via viewing a specially crafted Unicode sequence
A bug in the way Thunderbird makes XMLHttp requests could be abused by a
malicious web page to exploit other proxy or server flaws from the victim's
however, the default behaviour of the browser is to disallow this
A bug in the way Thunderbird implemented its XBL interface could be abused by a
malicious web page to create an XBL binding in such a way as to allow arbitrary
certain conditions to allow a malicious web page to execute arbitrary code
A bug in the way Thunderbird displays about: pages could be used to execute
A bug in the way Thunderbird opens new windows could be used by a malicious web
page to construct a new window without any user interface elements (such as
address bar and status bar) that could be used to potentially mislead the user
A bug in the way Thunderbird proceesed URLs on the command line could be used
to execute arbitary commands as the user running Thunderbird
this could be
abused by clicking on a supplied link, such as from an instant messaging client
Tom Ferris reported that Thunderbird would crash when processing a domain name
consisting solely of soft-hyphen characters due to a heap overflow when IDN
processing results in an empty string after removing non-wrapping chracters,
such as soft-hyphens. This could be exploited to run or or install malware on
the user's computer (CVE-2005-2871).
The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:174
Threat Level: High
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