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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Deny Service and Execute Arbitrary Code and Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029044
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029044
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1719, CVE-2013-1720, CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1723, CVE-2013-1724, CVE-2013-1726, CVE-2013-1728, CVE-2013-1730, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736, CVE-2013-1737, CVE-2013-1738   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 17 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 24.0; prior to ESR 17.0.9
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow, integer overflow, or memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2013-1718, CVE-2013-1719, CVE-2013-1720, CVE-2013-1722, CVE-2013-1724, CVE-2013-1726, CVE-2013-1728, CVE-2013-1732, CVE-2013-1735, CVE-2013-1736, CVE-2013-1738]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The Mozilla Updater does not write-lock the MAR update file when it is in use by the Updater [CVE-2013-1726]. A local user can modify the update MAR file to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the Mozilla Updater.

A remote user can exploit a flaw in XBL-backed nodes to potentially crash the application or execute arbitrary code [CVE-2013-1730].

Some user-defined properties may be processed incorrectly, allowing users to bypass security controls [CVE-2013-1737].

The NativeKey widget continues handling key messages even when it is destroyed by dispatched event listeners [CVE-2013-1723]. As a result, a remote user can cause the target application to crash.

The following researchers reported these vulnerabilities:

Andre Bargull, Scoobidiver, Bobby Holley, Reuben Morais, Christian Holler, Makoto Kato, Jesse Ruderman, Jason Smith, Jan de Mooij, Gary Kwong, Olli Pettay, Bob Clary, Atte Kettunen, Abhishek Arya (Inferno), Masayuki Nakano, Scott Bell, Ms2ger, Seb Patane, Dan Gohman, Sachin Shinde, Aki Helin, Nils, and Boris Zbarsky.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (24.0; ESR 17.0.9).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-76.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-77.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-79.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-80.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-81.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-82.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-83.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-85.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-88.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-89.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-90.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-91.html
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-92.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-76.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 17 2013 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Deny Service and Execute Arbitrary Code and Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.



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