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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032303
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032303
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3079, CVE-2015-0797, CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2709, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2713, CVE-2015-2716   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 13 2015
Impact:   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 31.7
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 create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A memory corruption error may occur [CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2709].

A buffer overflow may occur in the processing of H.264 video by the Linux Gstreamer plugin [CVE-2015-0797].

A buffer overflow may occur in the processing of SVG content and CSS [CVE-2015-2710].

A use-after-free memory error may occur during text processing when vertical text is enabled [CVE-2015-2713].

A buffer overflow may occur in the parsing of compressed XML content [CVE-2015-2716].

On Windows-based systems, an Inter-process Communication (IPC) flaw may allow a local process to obtain elevated privileges [CVE-2011-3079].

Jesse Ruderman, Mats Palmgren, Byron Campen, Steve Fink, Gary Kwong, Andrew McCreight, Christian Holler, Jon Coppeard, Milan Sreckovic, Aki Helin, Atte Kettunen, Scott Bell, Ucha Gobejishvili, Jed Davis, and Christoph Diehl reported these vulnerabilities.

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

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

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (31.7).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-46/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-47/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-48/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-51/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-54/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-57/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-46/ (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.
May 18 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.
May 18 2015 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10, and 15.04.
Jun 18 2015 (CentOS Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for CentOS 5, 6, and 7.



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