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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027652
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027652
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4190, CVE-2012-4191   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 12 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 16.0.1
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were 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 execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A flaw in FT2FontEntry::CreateFontEntry() may trigger code execution [CVE-2012-4190].

A flaw in mozilla::net::FailDelayManager::Lookup() may trigger code execution [CVE-2012-4191].

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 fix (16.0.1).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-88.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-88.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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