Multiple Mozilla products newsgroup message buffer overflow

mozilla-newsgroupmessage-bo (45426) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Multiple Mozilla products, including Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, are vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when handling cancelled newsgroup messages. By creating a newsgroup message with an overly long header, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the mail reader to crash, once the message is viewed.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2008-46 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2008-46: Heap overflow when canceling newsgroup message.
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2009009505, Rev 1: Nortel Response to Sun Alert 256408 - Solaris 10 - Vulnerabilities in Firefox May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • Sun Alert ID: 256408: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to Unauthorized Data.
  • ASA-2008-389: thunderbird security update (RHSA-2008-0908)
  • ASA-2009-158: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Firefox Versions Before 2.0.0.19 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Access to unauthorized Data (Sun 256408)
  • BID-31411: Mozilla SeaMonkey/Thunderbird Newsgroup Cancel Message Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-4070: Heap-based buffer overflow in Mozilla Thunderbird before 2.0.0.17 and SeaMonkey before 1.1.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long header in a news article, related to canceling [a] newsgroup message and cancelled newsgroup messages.
  • DSA-1696: icedove -- several vulnerabilities
  • DSA-1697: iceape -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2008:206: mozilla-thunderbird
  • RHSA-2008-0908: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • SA32010: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA34501: Sun Solaris Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020948: Mozilla Thunderbird Heap Overflow in Processing Canceled Newsgroup Messages Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SA:2008:050: Mozilla security problems
  • USN-647-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1 Beta
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.10
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.11
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.2
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.3
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.4
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.5
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.6
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.7
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.8
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.12
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.13
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.14
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.15
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.16
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.4
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.5
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.6
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.8
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.9
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP1
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

Sep 25, 2008

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