Mozilla Thunderbird and SeaMonkey messages denial of service

thunderbird-messages-dos (56993) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Mozilla Thunderbird and SeaMonkey are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error related to indexing certain messages with MIME attachments. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to crash the browser or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to MFSA 2010-07 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MFSA 2010-07: Fixes for potentially exploitable crashes ported to the legacy branch.
  • Sun Security Blog: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Mozilla Thunderbird .
  • BID-38831: Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2010-0163: Mozilla Thunderbird before 2.0.0.24 and SeaMonkey before 1.1.19 process e-mail attachments with a parser that performs casts and line termination incorrectly, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted message, related to message indexing.
  • DSA-2025: icedove -- several vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2010:071: krb5
  • OSVDB ID: 63263: Mozilla Multiple Products Email Attachment Parser Message Indexing DoS
  • RHSA-2010-0153: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • RHSA-2010-0154: Moderate: thunderbird security update
  • RHSA-2010-0499: Critical: seamonkey security update
  • SA39001: Mozilla SeaMonkey Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA42581: Oracle Solaris Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2010:013: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-915-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 5.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.1
  • Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
  • Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.1
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.10
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.11
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.12
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.13
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.14
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.15
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.16
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.17
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.18
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.1
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.10
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.11
  • 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 2.0.0.17
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.18
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.19
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.20
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.21
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.22
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.23
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications 5 Server
  • RedHat RHEL Optional Productivity Applications 5.4.z EUS
  • Sun Solaris 10

Reported:

Mar 16, 2010

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