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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Thunderbird Integer Overflow in CSS Letter-Spacing Property Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015915
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015915
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1730   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.0.8; also 1.5 - 1.5.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Thunderbird. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create HTML based e-mail with a specially crafted CSS letter-spacing property value that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

TippingPoint reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.0.8, 1.5.0.2), available at:

http://mozilla.com/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-22.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 21 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Thunderbird Integer Overflow in CSS Letter-Spacing Property Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Thunderbird on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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