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Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200711-24 / mozilla-thunderbird mozilla-thunderbird-bin
Release Date November 18, 2007
Latest Revision November 18, 2007: 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: #196481


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Thunderbird, which may allow user-assisted arbitrary remote code execution.

2.  Impact Information


Mozilla Thunderbird is a popular open-source email client from the Mozilla project.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Thunderbird's HTML browser engine (CVE-2007-5339) and JavaScript engine (CVE-2007-5340) that can be exploited to cause a memory corruption.


A remote attacker could entice a user to read a specially crafted email that could trigger one of the vulnerabilities, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time for all of these issues, but some of them can be avoided by disabling JavaScript.


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-"

4.  References


Page updated November 18, 2007

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