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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:
Mozilla Thunderbird Browser Engine Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023781
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0173, CVE-2010-0174   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 31 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.0.4
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 a specially crafted HTML e-mail that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Martijn Wargers, Josh Soref, Jesse Ruderman, and Ehsan Akhgari reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create an e-mail message that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 31 Mar 2010 04:37:34 +0000
Subject:  Mozilla Thunderbird


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