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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird Memory Corruption in Layout Engine and Javascript Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017406
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017406
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6497, CVE-2006-6498, CVE-2006-6499   (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 specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and crash or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Andrew Miller, David Baron, Georgi Guninski, Jesse Ruderman, Olli Pettay, and Vladimir Vukicevic reported the vulnerabilities in the layout engine.

Igor Bukanov, Jesse Ruderman and moz_bug_r_a4 reported the vulnerabilities in the JavaScript engine.

Keith Victor reported a vulnerability in js_dtoa().

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, may 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/mfsa2006-68.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-68.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 20 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Memory Corruption in Layout Engine and Javascript Engine May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 19 Dec 2006 21:00:40 -0500
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-68.html


CVE-2006-6497
CVE-2006-6498
CVE-2006-6499
 
 


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