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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird JavaScript watch() Function Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017404
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017404
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6501   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 20 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5 - 1.5.0.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create HTML that invokes a specially crafted JavaScript watch() call that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Thunderbird is affected if JavaScript is enabled.

Shutdown reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.5.0.9).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-70.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-70.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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