Mozilla Thunderbird and SeaMonkey XBL JavaScript code execution

thunderbird-seamonkey-xbl-code-execution (28962) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla SeaMonkey could allow a remote attacker execute arbitrary JavaScript on a victim's system. If the victim has a the 'Load Images' setting enabled, a remote attacker could send an email message that would load a remote XBL file containing malicious JavaScript, which would be executed when the victim views, replies to, or forwards the email. An attacker could use this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information or perform other malicious activity on the victim's system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.2
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-63 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (Seamonkey):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0676-10 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 4 (Thunderbird):
Refer to RHSA-2006:0677-5 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Thunderbird):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200610-01 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Seamonkey):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200610-04 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (Thunderbird):
Refer to DSA-1191-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (Mozilla):
Refer to DSA-1192-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SA:2006:054 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • MFSA 2006-63: JavaScript execution in mail via XBL.
  • ASA-2006-196: seamonkey security update (RHSA-2006-0676)
  • ASA-2006-219: thunderbird security update (RHSA-2006-0677)
  • BID-20042: Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird/Seamonkey Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-4570: Mozilla Thunderbird before 1.5.0.7 and SeaMonkey before 1.0.5, with Load Images enabled, allows remote user-assisted attackers to bypass settings that disable JavaScript via a remote XBL file in a message that is loaded when the user views, forwards, or replies to the original message.
  • DSA-1191: mozilla-thunderbird -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1192: mozilla -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200610-01: Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200610-04: Seamonkey: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:169: Updated Thunderbird packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2006-0676: seamonkey security update
  • RHSA-2006-0677: thunderbird security update
  • SA21939: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA21940: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016866: Mozilla Seamonkey Lets Remote Users Execute JavaScript Via Remote XBL Files
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016867: Mozilla Thunderbird Lets Remote Users Execute JavaScript Via Remote XBL Files
  • SUSE-SA:2006:054: Mozilla Firefox security update
  • USN-350-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
  • USN-352-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities
  • USN-361-1: Mozilla vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Beta
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Alpha
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0 Dev
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Beta2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.3
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.6
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux WS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE SLED 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 10

Reported:

Sep 14, 2006

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