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Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200606-21 / mozilla-thunderbird
Release Date June 19, 2006
Latest Revision June 19, 2006: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird < >= All supported architectures
mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #135256


Several vulnerabilities in Mozilla Thunderbird allow cross site scripting, JavaScript privilege escalation and possibly execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Mozilla Thunderbird is the next-generation mail client from the Mozilla project.


Several vulnerabilities were found and fixed in Mozilla Thunderbird. For details, please consult the references below.


A remote attacker could craft malicious emails that would leverage these issues to inject and execute arbitrary script code with elevated privileges, spoof content, and possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


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


All Mozilla Thunderbird users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-"

All Mozilla Thunderbird binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-bin-"

Note: There is no stable fixed version for the Alpha architecture yet. Users of Mozilla Thunderbird on Alpha should consider unmerging it until such a version is available.

4.  References


Page updated June 19, 2006

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